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Visser, Sanne Siete; Kreemers, Diana – Educational Action Research, 2020
In this paper, two researchers reflect on the institutional space for participatory governance in a participatory action research (PAR) process that was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (ECS) in the Netherlands. It was implemented in two schools by researchers contracted by the ministry. The project's aim was to explore…
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure, Action Research
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Alarcón, Cristina – European Education, 2020
This paper investigated a policy-making debate in Chile, by examining the construction of the Netherlands as a new "reference society". It focused on a reform agenda that aimed at a transformation of the neo-liberal school governance model. Based on the analysis of government documents, parliamentary debates, and media materials, the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Ball, Sarah; Feitsma, Joram – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: 'Behavioural Insights' has emerged as an increasingly popular approach to policy making in governments across the globe. Practitioners largely present a frontstage narrative of Behavioural Insights as a coherent concept but this article challenges such a description. Aims & objectives: This article aims to explore the ongoing…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Research Utilization, Foreign Countries, Research and Development
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Spotti, Massimiliano; Kroon, Sjaak; Li, Jinling – Language Policy, 2019
This paper explores the intersection of new speakers in conditions of globalisation led mobility and it investigates the implications the phenomena may have for language policy making. It first describes two historical phases in language policy development that are closely related to a sociolinguistics of stability. In this, it criticises how…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Planning, Mandarin Chinese, Indo European Languages
Frankowski, Andrea; van der Steen, Martijn; Bressers, Daphne; Schulz, Martin; Shewbridge, Claire; Fuster, Marc; Rouw, Rien – OECD Publishing, 2018
Prepared for a Strategic Education Governance learning seminar, this working paper analyses the ways in which the Dutch government tried to reach overarching goals in education, in a system characterised by a high degree of distributed autonomy of education institutions and the participation of multiple actors, and consequently a government highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Capano, Giliberto – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Governments continuously design and redesign higher education policies, and governmental capacities are the pillars for undertaking these tasks during the formulation stage. This paper considers the assumption that different governmental political and technical capacities shape different spaces for action and thus different types of policy design.…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Educational 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), 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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Kotake, Masako – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017
The growing importance of internationalization and the global dominance of English in higher education mean pressures on expanding English-taught degree programs (ETDPs) in non-English-speaking countries. Strategic considerations are necessary to successfully integrate ETDPs into existing programs and to optimize the effects of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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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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Hsieh, Chuo-Chun; Huisman, Jeroen – Research Papers in Education, 2017
In the context of globalising higher education (HE) policies, there is an increasing interest among scholars in detecting patterns of policy change, including the rate and magnitude of policy change and the direction of change (convergence or divergence) This paper adds to that literature by comparing the pattern of policy change and by providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Baxter, Jacqueline – Accountability and Educational Improvement, 2017
This chapter introduces the idea of school inspectors as implementers of public policy, framing their role within the context of policy implementation and the governance of education. Using a framework for policy implementation developed by Weible and Sabatier (Handbook of public policy analysis. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 123-136, 2006), it…
Descriptors: Inspection, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Public Policy
Burns, Tracey, Ed.; Köster, Florian, Ed. – OECD Publishing, 2016
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education. Like our societies, education systems are increasingly diverse regarding students, teachers, and communities, as well as the values and identities we expect…
Descriptors: Governance, Models, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Pijl, Sip Jan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In the past few decades, the number of students attending segregated special schools in the Netherlands has risen considerably. In 1975, 2.2% of all students between 4 and 11 years old attended a special school, and this percentage almost doubled to 4.3% over the next 20 years. In order to stop further growth, two new education policies came into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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