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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
2020 will be remembered as a watershed year. The pandemic's impact has moved Europe's vocational education and training (VET) and skills policy centre stage. The new EU policy in the making was designed to unleash VET's full potential and make it better suited to shape and manage the digital and green transitions to a fair economy and society; it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Abs, Hermann J. – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article explores the tools and strategic options for policymaking of two European intergovernmental organisations in the area of citizenship education. The first section analyses the policy tools used to date, whereas the second section presents current global, political and education-specific challenges in the field. The third section…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Mikulec, Borut – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The role of international intergovernmental organisations (IIOs) in global and/or European adult education policymaking has received significant attention in the field of adult education (AE) in the twenty-first century. However, empirical AE studies examining the impact of different IIO policies on country-level AE policies and practices, and the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Global Approach, Adult Education, Educational Policy
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Developments in five priority areas for VET, agreed in 2015 by the EU-28, Iceland, Norway, candidate countries, the European Commission and EU social partners, are at the centre of this report. Work in 2015-19 shows continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education
Jaouani, Abdelaziz; Nikolovska, Margareta; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Nielsen, Susanne – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Azerbaijan's human capital development issues and Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Mertanen, Katariina; Pashby, Karen; Brunila, Kristiina – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article focuses on neoliberal governing by the European Union of cross-sectoral youth policies directed at young people 'at risk'. The aim is to show how the alliance of discourses of employability and precariousness in these policies has emerged and how these discourses operate in policy. In the article, we analyse European Council and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Governance, Public Policy
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Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia; Tronca, Luigi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The influence of the European Commission (EC) expert groups on policy coordination within the European Union has received a growing interest among researchers, who have assessed their role in policy-making processes, their participation patterns, their transparency, and their knowledge-generating process. This article interrogates the structural…
Descriptors: Governance, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Social Networks
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Klose, Mark; Desai, Vasvi; Song, Yang; Gehringer, Edward – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2020
Imagine a student using an intelligent tutoring system. A researcher records the correctness and time of each of your attempts at solving a math problem, nothing more. With no names, no birth dates, no connections to the school, you would think it impossible to track the answers back to the class. Yet, class sections have been identified with no…
Descriptors: Privacy, Learning Analytics, Data Collection, Information Storage
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Zahavi, Hila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The objective of this article is to examine the Israeli perceptions towards the Bologna Process as well as outline its reactions to it. Specifically, the article investigates the landscape of interests among Israeli policy-makers (from both political and institutional levels) in relation to the European higher education reforms. Through interviews…
Descriptors: International Relations, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy
McCallum, Elin – UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2019
As a result of its direct link to the labour market, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays an important role in equipping the modern workforce with in-demand skills. This discussion paper aims to inspire the introduction of entrepreneurial learning in TVET towards a fully mainstreamed approach, whereby entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Teaching Methods
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Bajenova, Tatyana – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
This article explores the strategies think tanks (TTs) from Brussels, London, Paris and Ljubljana use to exert influence on European Union (EU) policy-making. The paper argues that European TTs mobilise symbolic, political and network forms of capital built at the European level to enhance their legitimacy, credibility and visibility in the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Policy Formation, Organizations (Groups), Foreign Countries
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Dvir, Yuval; Morris, Paul; Yemini, Miri – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The European Union (EU) plays a dominant role in coordinating the responses to the massive inflow of refugee-migrants into Europe; consequently, the conceptions of citizenship and future integration which are embedded in its policies are significant. We explore and analyse the key EU education policy documents that refer to immigrants to identify…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Public Policy, Citizenship
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Banjac, Marinko – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Within the EU, answers and responses to detected issues and problems facing young people are regularly searched for within and through education and learning. The EU's Structured Dialogue on youth is one of the consultation-based policy processes where education is often suggested as a solution and a highly relevant field of action helping to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Youth, Politics of Education
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Ure, Odd B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article investigates what is claimed to be a shift towards national and European education systems based on Learning Outcomes (LO). We propose to delineate LO into three instruments (pedagogical, policy and organisational). When LO are related to a pedagogical debate, they can easily be positioned to constructivist learning theories in which…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Constructivism (Learning)
Universities UK, 2019
Universities UK has been explicit that a 'no deal' exit from the EU would be bad for our students, researchers and 136 member universities. This briefing sets out the consequences of exiting the EU without a deal and the stabilising policies required for the higher education sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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