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Tabarrok, Alex – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Over the past 25 years, the total number of students in college has increased by about 50 percent. But the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects has remained more or less constant. In 2009 the United States graduated 89,140 students in the visual and performing arts, more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Indicators, Education Work Relationship
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Miedema, Siebren; ter Avest, Ina – Religious Education, 2011
In the secular age religious education and citizenship education could and should be fruitfully combined. That is the present authors' view on current developments in schools aiming at the strengthening and the flourishing of students' personal religious identity. Presupposition is that religious identity needs to be interpreted as an integral…
Descriptors: World Views, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
Ravenscroft, Lesley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
This paper presents some possibilities for applying the linguistic and psychological theories of two dialogists, Mikhail Bakhtin and Jacques Lacan, to the classroom. There is a short summary of how the two theories may interact with each other and then a discussion of their two opposing views of identity formation. Bakhtin was a Russian, coming…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Loomis, Steven R.; Rodriguez, Jacob P.; Honeycutt, Jared; Arellano, Manuel – London Review of Education, 2006
Many arguments in favour of school voucher programs are based upon libertarian free agency principles. Viewed at the organizational level, allowing persons to exercise choice in education would seem to offer incentives for all educational organizations within that framework to improve overall product quality and thus more effectively obtain the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
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Volman, Monique; Dam, Geert ten – British Educational Research Journal, 2007
This article discusses the way in which social identities structure the learning processes of students in two subjects in the Dutch secondary school curriculum--Care and Technology. It analyses interviews with 23 students and their teachers with a view to explaining the disappointing results in these subjects in terms of breaking through gender…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Technology Education
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Dankmeijer, Peter; Kuyper, Lisette – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2006
The general goal of research into LGBT issues among youth is, of course, to improve the situation of young people. Research on its own cannot attain such an objective; it is a tool in a chain of interventions. Implementation of the recommendations of research is essential for effective use of research. But, implementation is often difficult. To…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Cooperation, Educational Change, Youth
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Van Els, T. J. M. – System, 1983
Focuses on the changes necessary in Dutch foreign language teaching policies. Cites the need for a greater differentiation of objectives in learning languages. The relevance of the European context to these policies suggests international communication as one essential goal, whether the approach involves multilingualism or a small number of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, International Communication
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Adelman, Clifford – Community College Journal, 2008
Each time the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announces that America's students are falling behind those of other countries, and with every business section article on America's trade deficit with China, America sees a new commission to reinforce the negatives and urge dramatic upgrading of the workforce. This author states…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Fitzsimons, Gail E. – 2002
This book, aimed at mathematics and vocational educators and researchers, analyzes the historical, sociological, and practical elements of mathematics within vocational education against the emerging impact of technology. Focus is on the current situation of mathematics within Australian vocational and technical education and how that might be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Cultural Images, Developed Nations
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Doig, Brian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In this paper, I will argue that it is possible to use data from large-scale international and national mathematics assessment programmes, whose attention is on summative achievement, to provide formative information that informs teachers about the effects of their classroom practice. However, to have impact on, and be useful for, classroom…
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Fielding, Randall – 2001
Bruce Jilk, conference chairman for the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education Fall Meeting (Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 7-10, 2000) provides his views on the future of schools, school/community integration, and shared spaces with surrounding businesses. Mr. Jilk comments on Finland's Heinavaara Elementary…
Descriptors: Architects, Conferences, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Ertl, Hubert – 2000
This book examines modularization in the German system of initial vocational education and training. After examining the underlying concept of modularization (providing training through self-contained units that can be combined in different ways), the book presents an overview of modularization as it occurs in Spain, Scotland, France, and the…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Educational Change
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Barritt, Loren S. – Journal of Education, 1986
The author visited an elementary school in the Netherlands and found that enthusiasm for learning, patience with children's progress, spontaneity in response to children's interest, and the use of drama are recurring patterns in the classrooms of preschoolers. (Author/LHW)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Early Childhood Education
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn, Ed. – 2002
This publication is comprised of 43 papers on the topic of promoting lifelong learning. The papers in Part 1, Overcoming False Dichotomies, are "Lifelong Learning in the North, Education for All in the South" (Torres); "Practice of Lifelong Learning in Indigenous Africa" (Omolewa); "Gender and Information Societies"…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship
Van Poucke, J., Ed.; Vansteenkiste, Marc, Ed. – 1985
The five papers in this pre-conference reader were intended to stimulate discussion about the impact of technology on society and on education in general, and to provide some insights into the opinions of Dutch and Flemish researchers working in the field. In the first paper, "Information Technology in Education," Tjeerd Plomp addresses…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Developed Nations, Educational Technology
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