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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
The current vocational education and training (VET) system in Portugal is the result of a 2007 large-scale reform, which reorganised VET into a single system (Sistema Nacional de Qualificações, SNQ). The main objectives of the SNQ are to ensure that VET qualifications better match labour market needs, promoting the competitiveness of enterprises,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Needs, Job Skills
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Gubbins, Verónica; Otero, Gabriel – Educational Studies, 2016
The present study intends to measure the effect of the parental involvement style perceived by fourth-grade students on their Language and Mathematics performance. It uses data taken from a sample of 55,401 students evaluated by the National Education Quality Measurement System [Sistema Nacional de Medición de la Calidad de la Educación, SIMCE].…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Mathematics Achievement, Language Tests
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Ortigosa, Alvaro; Carro, Rosa M.; Bravo-Agapito, Javier; Lizcano, David; Alcolea, Juan Jesus; Blanco, Oscar – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2019
This paper presents the work done to support student dropout risk prevention in a real online e-learning environment: A Spanish distance university with thousands of undergraduate students. The main goal is to prevent students from abandoning the university by means of retention actions focused on the most at-risk students, trying to maximize the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention, Undergraduate Students, Distance Education
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McEwan, Patrick J.; Murphy-Graham, Erin; Torres Irribarra, David; Aguilar, Claudia; Rápalo, Renán – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This article evaluates the impact and cost-effectiveness of offering an innovative middle school model--the Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT)--to Honduran villages instead of traditional middle schools. We identified a matched sample of villages with either type of school and collected baseline data among primary school graduates eligible to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Evidence, Educational Quality
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Espitia Cruz, Martha Isabel; Kwinta, Anna – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Recent technological development has created new pedagogical practices in the EFL classroom to maximize the time for students to use the language by considering online tools. Whilst working in a pedagogical context with new technologies, some educators were concerned with how online interaction in EFL content-based classes could be effectively…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miaja, P. F.; Lamar, D. G.; de Azpeitia, M.; Rodriguez, A.; Rodriguez, M.; Hernando, M. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
The static design of ac/dc and dc/dc switching-mode power supplies (SMPS) relies on a simple but repetitive process. Although specific spreadsheets, available in various computer-aided design (CAD) programs, are widely used, they are difficult to use in educational applications. In this paper, a graphic tool programmed in MATLAB is presented,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Drafting, Telecommunications, Computer Software
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Meckes, Lorena; Carrasco, Rafael – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
The Chilean national learning outcome assessment system (Sistema de Medicion de Calidad de la Educacion, SIMCE) has carried out census-based assessments since 1988 and publishes the results at both the national and school levels. During its 20 years of existence, SIMCE has experienced changes in its institutional framework, objectives,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests, Outcomes of Education
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Honeyman, Catherine A. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
This article extends understanding of the connections between education, social capital, and development through a mixed-methods case study of the Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial, or SAT, an innovative secondary-level education system. The quantitative dimension of the research used survey measures of social responsibility to compare 93 SAT…
Descriptors: Community Development, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Educational Experience
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Nailon, James – Learning Languages, 2010
Sistema de formas en colores (SFC) is a symbols-based system for teaching Spanish grammatical structures and concepts within a communicative context in the elementary school. The (ACTFL) Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century states that, "While grammar and vocabulary are essential tools for communication, it is…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Murphy-Graham, Erin – International Review of Education, 2009
This article presents results from a qualitative study on how the Honduran secondary education programme, "Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial" (SAT), attempts to "undo gender" (Deutsch 2007: 122) by encouraging students to rethink gender relations in their everyday lives in a way that reflects their increased consciousness of…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Females, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Murphy-Graham, Erin – Gender and Education, 2008
This article aims to clarify the relationship between education and women's empowerment. Drawing from qualitative data collected in a study of four Garifuna villages on the north coast of Honduras, it argues that education can trigger the empowerment process if it expands women's knowledge and understanding, self-confidence and awareness of gender…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Females, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness
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Martin, Ernesto San; del Pino, Guido; De Boeck, Paul – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2006
An ability-based guessing model is formulated and applied to several data sets regarding educational tests in language and in mathematics. The formulation of the model is such that the probability of a correct guess does not only depend on the item but also on the ability of the individual, weighted with a general discrimination parameter. By so…
Descriptors: Guessing (Tests), Probability, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests
Santibanez, Lucrecia; Martinez, Jose Felipe; Datar, Ashlesha; McEwan, Patrick J.; Setodji, Claude Messan; Basurto-Davila, Ricardo – RAND Corporation, 2007
Mexico's Carrera Magisterial (CM) is one of the pioneer teacher incentive programs in the world. It was instituted in 1992 and designed jointly by the federal education authorities, state authorities, and the teachers' union as a horizontal promotion system that rewards teachers with salary bonuses on the basis of their performance. Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Participation, Rewards, Public Policy
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Murphy-Graham, Erin – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2007
This article is not about local governance of education "per se," but rather whether education can be used as a tool to foster citizen participation, particularly that of women. It examines how education might empower women, who are often excluded from local, regional and national governance, to participate in public life. It draws on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Females, Secondary Education
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Brown, Antoinette B.; Partridge, William L. – Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 1987
Reports on the impact on malnutrition of Mexico's Sistema de Alementacion Mexicana (SAM) program, which tried to make the country self-sufficient in basic foods. Concludes that the food problem in Mexico is not so much one of production as it is a problem of distribution and consumption. (PS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Disadvantaged Environment, Financial Policy
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