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Pfeifer, Michael; Holtappels, Heinz Gunter – European Educational Research Journal, 2008
Following the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment for Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research founded the capital investment program "Future Education and Care" as a federal measure to support the expansion of all-day schooling in Germany. During this process it became obvious that learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Socioeconomic Status, Time Management
Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan – RAND Corporation, 2014
In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program has established the Deeper Learning Initiative, which focuses on students' development of deeper learning skills (i.e., the mastery of core academic content, critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and "learn-how-to-learn" skills). Two test…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development
Reagan, Timothy, Ed.; Sagintayeva, Aida, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
This publication presents a diverse collection written by a well-respected group of speakers and authors which includes government leaders, policy makers, education experts and administrators from all over the higher education world. The papers collected hereunder represent the conference proceedings of the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Governance
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Childs, Peter E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2009
Despite several decades of research into the teaching and learning of Science/Chemistry, at both secondary and tertiary level, it has had relatively little impact on practice. In many countries interest in studying Science at school and university is falling, and there is concern over falling numbers and falling standards. There is a changing…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Educational Improvement, Research and Development
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Spring, Joel – Review of Educational Research, 2008
Research on globalization and education involves the study of intertwined worldwide discourses, processes, and institutions affecting local educational practices and policies. The four major theoretical perspectives concerning globalization and education are world culture, world systems, postcolonial, and culturalist. The major global educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Global Approach, Educational Research
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Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
Over the past two decades, several two-tier multiple-choice diagnostic tests in science at a variety grade levels have been reported in the extant literature from several countries. This review summarises these studies, provides an overview of the methodology for their construction, presents two examples of typical items, and lists studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sampling, Diagnostic Tests, Chemistry