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Giudici, Anja – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
Since the 1980s, right-wing extremism, radicalism, and populism have emerged as transformative forces in European politics. This unexpected resurgence has triggered an interdisciplinary scholarly effort to refine our understanding of the far right. Educationalists, however, have largely been absent from this endeavour, leaving us unable to…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Political Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Change
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Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Brock, Antje; Grund, Julius; de Haan, Gerhard – Environmental Education Research, 2021
While science-policy interfaces (SPIs) are argued to be crucial in developing and implementing effective public policy programmes, what happens in a particular SPI policy-research relationship remains under-researched, particularly in relation to 'success criteria' for policy makers and researchers. In this article, we address this gap by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Scientific Research, Policy Formation
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Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina; Steinhardt, Isabel – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Apart from teaching, research and service to society, since 2015 higher education systems and institutions in Europe have faced an additional expectation -- to respond to the largely unexpected yet nevertheless growing demand for higher education by refugees. This study explores system and organizational level responses to such environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Wallner, Jennifer; Savage, Glenn C.; Hartong, Sigrid; Engel, Laura C. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Considerable efforts have been made to better understand how global trends toward standards-based reforms have emerged in national education systems. Less well known, however, is the unfolding of standards-based reforms within and across federal education systems. In federal systems, national governments do not make policy unilaterally, but rather…
Descriptors: Government Role, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Unangst, Lisa – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
The refugee influx in the European context has challenged national systems and individual higher education institutions to develop and iterate solutions for prospective and, increasingly, enrolled university students. In the German setting, enormous federal investment has supported a robust response, though one which in several aspects lacks…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, College Students
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Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo; Zelinka, Jozef – Comparative Education, 2019
In the following article, we share our findings from the comparative analyses of 54 lifelong learning policy measures implemented in nine European countries, with a particular focus on their orientations, objectives, and solutions devised. Informed by the theoretical framework of Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA), we have further reasoned on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Young Adults
Davidson, Petrina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research examines the interaction between international governmental organizations (IGOs) and national governments around the development of secondary social studies curriculum in post-genocide contexts, with a special focus on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) involvement with secondary social…
Descriptors: Death, International Organizations, Secondary School Students, Social Studies
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Koranyi, Franz; Kolleck, Nina – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This article explores perceptions of local philanthropic foundations situated in community-based initiative (CBI) policies that aim to achieve educational goals through the establishment of collaborative connections between schools and multiple local actors. Although roles of philanthropy in public education are controversial, scholars have yet to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Private Financial Support, Public Education, Administrator Attitudes
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Definitions, Public Policy
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Definitions
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Rodrigues, Margarida; Costa, Patricia – European Journal of Education, 2017
Empirical evidence suggests that educational attainment nurtures people's social outcomes and promotes active participation in society and stability. However, it is unclear to what extent other types of human capital also correlate with social outcomes. Hence, we explored the opportunity offered by the PIAAC survey through its provision of…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
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Niemann, Dennis; Martens, Kerstin; Teltemann, Janna – European Journal of Education, 2017
As the field of education has become a highly internationalised policy field in the last decade, international organisations such as the OECD play an ever more decisive role in the dissemination of knowledge, monitoring of outcomes, and research in education policy. Although the OECD lacks any binding governance instruments to put coercion on…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Krapp, Max-Christopher; Pannowitsch, Sylvia – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Following an interpretative approach this paper investigates the role of knowledge orders, understood as settings which attribute relevance to specific expertise. The changing patterns of incorporation of expertise in policy formulation as well as public justification are analysed for German and British labour market policy. From a comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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Bynner, John – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper relates most closely to David Raffe's writing on "policy borrowing" across countries and across time and his illumination for policy purposes of transition concepts such as "pathways". The discussion makes the point that concepts can both illuminate empirical reality as well as distort it. The paper then moves on to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Education Work Relationship, Comparative Education
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