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Arnold, Christopher, Ed.; Horan, Jacqueline, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2017
The inclusion of all children in the educational system still poses challenges, and psychologists have long been researching and facilitating effective practice with children who don't adjust readily to school. This book collates the findings and practice of psychologists working in schools and educational settings in 13 European states, and will…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Nocon, Honorine; Nilsson, Monica; Cole, Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2004
On the basis of extensive research on university-community collaborative education projects in southern California and southern Sweden, this article proposes two roles and a research strategy and approach as elements essential to sustained collaboration. Recognition and fulfillment of the roles of "spider" and "firesoul," while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Ethnography, Educational Anthropology
Burns, Tracey; Köster, Florian; Fuster, Marc – OECD Publishing, 2016
Governing multi-level education systems requires governance models that balance responsiveness to local diversity with the ability to ensure national objectives. This delicate equilibrium is difficult to achieve given the complexity of many education systems. Countries are therefore increasingly looking for examples of good practice and models of…
Descriptors: Governance, Case Studies, School Administration, Best Practices
OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
Jackson, Sonia; Cameron, Claire – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on new original research, the book examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
Wadeskog, Anders – School Research Newsletter, 1987
The public sector in Sweden is under pressure to augment its productivity and cut costs, and the education sector is faced with the same demands. Most people believe that adequately proportioned, efficiently operating schools are essential to Sweden's long-term economic development, but this is seldom mentioned in connection with spending cuts. In…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Bierschenk, Bernhard; Bierschenk, Inger – Cognitive Science Research, 1987
The study of consciousness requires a language for exact and precise communication. This research project investigated how workers from different cultural contexts value information that is relevant to their job performance. Thirty-five randomly selected mechanics, from Sweden, England, West Germany, Italy, and the United States, were selected as…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures, Comparative Analysis
Schuetze, Hans G., Ed.; Slowey, Maria, Ed. – 2000
This book contains 11 papers on higher education and lifelong learners. The following papers are included: "Traditions and New Directions in Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective on Non-Traditional Students and Lifelong Learners" (Hans G. Schuetze, Maria Slowey); "Austria: The Enduring Myth of the Full-Time Student: An…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Change Strategies, Colleges
Willen, Birgitta – 1984
Acknowledging a recent increased interest in research about self-directed learning, this report analyzes and discusses two different forms of education: self-directed learning and distance education. Here, self-directed learning is identical with autodidactic learning, a form of education that cannot be included in organized adult education; the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Discovery Learning, Distance Education
Paulston, Christina Bratt – 1992
This anthology of sociolinguistic/anthropologically-oriented articles on ethnic bilingualism and bilingual education seeks to understand bilingual education outside of the methodological-pedagogical issues involved, that is, from a theory and research, rather than classroom, perspective. Bilingual education is seen as the result of societal…
Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
Malmgren, Gun – School Research Newsletter, 1987
Modern school research in Sweden has shown that the old selective school has been slowly transformed into an elective school, which in many ways resembles the old selective school with its parallel education systems. It is known that social background and a number of other variables (sex, nationality, type of class, etc.) have a crucial bearing on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grading, Outcomes of Education
Riis, Ulla – School Research Newsletter, 1986
This report on current research at Sweden's University of Linkoping on the dynamics of technical progress, social change, and continuous educational reform focuses on the four major sub-studies that, with a number of more limited surveys, make up the project on Technology and Science in School and Society: Education, Training, Subsequent Training.…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Compulsory Education, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations
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