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Brandt, Martina; Deindl, Christian – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2013
Understanding the role of social policies in intergenerational transfers from old to young people is especially important in times of population aging. This paper focuses on the influences of social expenditures and social services on financial support and on practical help from older parents to their adult children based on the first two waves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Population Trends, Aging (Individuals), Parent Child Relationship
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Stoltz, Sabine; Dekovic, Maja; van Londen, Monique; de Castro, Bram Orobio; Prinzie, Peter – Social Development, 2013
In this study, we investigate whether changes in child social cognitive functioning and parenting are the mechanisms through which an individually delivered real-world child intervention, Stay Cool Kids, aimed at preventing externalizing problem behavior in high-risk elementary school children, induces changes in child behavior. Moreover, we…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students
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Timmermans, Anneke C.; Snijders, Tom A. B.; Bosker, Roel J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
In traditional studies on value-added indicators of educational effectiveness, students are usually treated as belonging to those schools where they took their final examination. However, in practice, students sometimes attend multiple schools and therefore it is questionable whether this assumption of belonging to the last school they attended…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Student Mobility, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Aerden, Axel; De Decker, Frederik; Divis, Jindra; Frederiks, Mark; de Wit, Hans – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Internationalisation has transformed into mainstream strategy in higher education and is increasingly seen as adding value to the life of universities through improving its quality. But how do we assess the quality of internationalisation? This article evaluates a pilot project that aimed to qualitatively assess the internationalisation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education
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van Leeuwen, Lonneke; Renes, Reint Jan; Leeuwis, Cees – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Alcohol use among adolescents is a concern in the Netherlands because of its high prevalence and risks. To discourage adolescents from drinking alcohol, a televised entertainment-education (E-E) intervention was developed. This study investigated responses of adolescents on perceived realism and enjoyment of the E-E intervention, as well as its…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Adolescents
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Koolen, Ruud; Goudbeek, Martijn; Krahmer, Emiel – Cognitive Science, 2013
This study investigates to what extent the amount of variation in a visual scene causes speakers to mention the attribute color in their definite target descriptions, focusing on scenes in which this attribute is not needed for identification of the target. The results of our three experiments show that speakers are more likely to redundantly…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Color, Identification, Cognitive Processes
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2013
"Education Indicators in Focus" is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in "OECD's Education at a Glance" that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners. They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Demography, Expectation
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Schelleman-Offermans, Karen; Knibbe, Ronald A.; Kuntsche, Emmanuel – Developmental Psychology, 2013
We investigated whether the link between early pubertal timing and initiation of weekly alcohol use is mediated by changes in perceived parental alcohol-specific rule setting and changes in perceived proportion of drinkers in the peer group. Longitudinal data including 3 annual waves were used to estimate the hazard for adolescents to initiate…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Puberty, Drinking, Child Rearing
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Hawk, Skyler T.; Keijsers, Loes; Frijns, Tom; Hale, William W., III; Branje, Susan; Meeus, Wim – Developmental Psychology, 2013
This 3-year, multi-informant study examined whether youths' perceptions of parental privacy invasion predicted lower parental knowledge over time, as a function of increased adolescent secrecy. Participants were 497 Dutch adolescents (Time 1 M = 13 years, SD = 0.5; 57% boys) and both parents. Higher youth-reported invasion predicted lower…
Descriptors: Parents, Privacy, Knowledge Level, Adolescent Attitudes
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Will, Geert-Jan; Crone, Eveline A.; van den Bos, Wouter; Güroglu, Berna – Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined punishment of excluders and compensation of victims after observing an instance of social exclusion at various phases of adolescent development. Participants (n = 183; age 9 to 22 years) were first included in a virtual ball-tossing game, Cyberball, and then "observed" the exclusion of a peer. Subsequently, they…
Descriptors: Punishment, Victims, Adolescent Development, Compensation (Remuneration)
Slater, Liz – CfBT Education Trust, 2013
Many of the policy documents and much of the recent literature talk about "leadership" when discussing the role of headteachers and principals of schools. The word is also used when writing about other senior and middle managers. It is a way of showing the difference between what used to be expected of headteachers and what is expected…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Improvement, Expectation
Forman, Adam; Giles, David; Kleiman, Neil; Ko, Jae – Center for an Urban Future, 2013
As cities across the country and globe continue to generate new solutions to a wide variety of vexing problems, sharing information about what works and what doesn't has become more important than ever. Yet, outside of a few prominent policies, the vast majority of successful municipal experiments never reach a national audience or, for that…
Descriptors: Innovation, Urban Areas, Mentors, Parents
Statham, June – Institute of Education - London, 2013
This research looks at approaches to parenting support in other countries (in particular Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands) and possibilities for informing UK policy and practice.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Duvekot, Ruud, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
A strong VET system is increasingly seen as essential to overcoming the current economic crisis in Europe. VET is seen as a powerful tool to assist in balancing labour market inefficiencies, increasing youth employment possibilities, and reducing skills mismatch. Its inherent flexibility and closeness to the labour market place VET in a good…
Descriptors: Interviews, Feedback (Response), Vocational Education, Case Studies
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