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Messiou, Kyriaki – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Despite the progress that has been made over the 25 years since the Salamanca Statement, there is still room for improvements in order that schools can be developed that include all students. Drawing on a programme of research carried out over a period of 20 years in various European countries, this paper argues that children and young people…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Inclusion, Children, Childrens Rights
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Llanes, Àngels; Tragant, Elsa; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The present study examines the effects that a 3-week study-abroad (SA) experience and a set of individual differences have on the foreign language (FL) development of a group of 64 Catalan/Spanish speakers, learners of English as an FL. Moreover, the present study attempts to account for the outcome differences between successful and less…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Hardcastle, Elinor; Pitts, Stephanie; Aróstegui, José Luis – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
A small-scale comparative study of music education provision in two Spanish and English primary schools was carried out in 2013-14, using questionnaires, interviews and observations. The study investigated the musical experiences of the children in the two schools, their ambitions for their musical futures, and the classroom practices and policy…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Education
Van Praag, Lore, Ed.; Nouwen, Ward, Ed.; Van Caudenberg, Rut, Ed.; Clycq, Noel, Ed.; Timmerman, Christiane, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2017
Early School Leaving in the European Union provides an analysis of early school leaving (ESL) in nine European Union countries, with a particular focus on young people who were previously enrolled in educational institutions inside and outside mainstream secondary education. The comparative approach employed by this volume adds to the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
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Sant, Edda; Davies, Ian; Santisteban, Antoni – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
We discuss the ways in which English and Catalan students perceive themselves as members of communities and as citizens and the role of schools in these perceptions. Questionnaire and interview data were collected and analysed from 583 secondary school students in a total of 9 schools that were known for their commitment to citizenship education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Citizenship
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Andrews, Paul; Diego-Mantecón, Jose – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Much comparative research into education-related beliefs has exploited questionnaires developed in one culture for use in another. This has been particularly the case in mathematics education, the focus of this paper. In so doing, researchers have tended to assume that translation alone is sufficient to warrant a reliable and valid instrument for…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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López Gavira, Rosario; Omoteso, Kamil – Accounting Education, 2013
As the power of the virtual world continues to manifest itself in people's quality of life and capabilities (including learning), this paper aims to assess accounting students' perceptions of the usefulness of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) to their learning experiences. It also considers the factors that may influence students' preferences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Education
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Hennebry, Mairin – Irish Educational Studies, 2011
This paper presents some of the findings of a study investigating young people's attitudes towards Europe and the European Union and their self-reported learning about European citizenship in Ireland. The paper considers adolescents' attitudes and motivations for language learning in light of recent literature arguing for the role of modern…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Inferences
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Weisse, Wolfram – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
The REDCo project addressed the question of how study of religions and values in schools could contribute to either dialogue or tension in Europe. Researchers in the humanities and social sciences co-operated in order to gain better insight into how European citizens of different religious, cultural and political backgrounds could enter into…
Descriptors: Values, Religion, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Carter, Susan; Fazey, John; Gonzalez Geraldo, Jose Luis; Trevitt, Chris – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
The European Union Bologna Process is a significant agent for internationalization of education. Acknowledging fiscal and political drivers, this article shows that Bologna inclusion of the doctoral degree offers potential for enhanced doctoral experience. Interest in transferability of doctoral education across national borders, standardization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs
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Molto, M. Cristina Cardona; Florian, Lani; Rouse, Martyn; Stough, Laura M. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This study explores the beliefs and attitudes that university students enrolled in teacher education programmes in Spain, England and the US (Texas) hold about individuals who differ. A beliefs and attitudes toward difference scale (BATD) was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity; culture, language, socioeconomic status/social class,…
Descriptors: Ideology, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Langa Rosado, Delia; David, Miriam E. – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
This paper discusses whether the massification of higher education (HE) in the majority of developed countries over the last few decades has led to changes in the form of involvement in universities for the masses, or massive universities for the expanding middle classes. Situating our argument with the evidence of massive expansion of HE in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Developed Nations
Puurula, Arja; Neill, Sean; Vasileiou, Lisa; Husbands, Chris; Lang, Peter; Katz, Yaacov J.; Romi, Shlomo; Menezes, Isabel; Vriens, Lennart – Compare, 2001
Reports on the outcomes of a comparative research project examining teacher and student attitudes about affective education across Europe. Defines affective education as concern for feelings, values, beliefs, attitudes, and emotional well-being of learners. Considers some of the conceptual issues in affective education as a basis for stressing…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Pluralism