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Bjørnåvold, Jens; Grm, Slava Pevec – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
Level descriptors are essential elements of national qualifications frameworks being established across Europe. They define what is meant by learning outcomes, describing what an individual is expected to know, be able to do and understand, having acquired a qualification at a particular level. This Cedefop working paper shows that most of the 36…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Cultural Differences
Piedrafita, Sonia – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The Council of the European Union has set the goal of reducing low achievement in reading, mathematics and science among 15-year-olds to less than 15 % by 2020. How are European countries going to achieve this? One of the key elements in the learning process is the instruction time available to students. In fact, not only the quality of…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Geographic Location, Compulsory Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
OECD Publishing, 2016
This issue of "Education Indicators in Focus" reports that Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries organise learning time for primary and secondary education in different ways: (1) The number and length of school holidays differs significantly across OECD countries, meaning the number of instructional days…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, School Schedules, Time Management
OECD Publishing, 2017
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Gonzales, Patrick; Sen, Anindita – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
On May 24, the National Center for Education Statistics released Financial Literacy of 15-year-olds: Results from PISA 2015. The PISA assessment of financial literacy measured students' knowledge and understanding of fundamental elements of the financial world, including financial concepts, products, and risks, and their ability to apply what they…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Literacy
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
This technical paper contains information about the variables in the LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) Y95 cohort data set. It groups each variable into data elements which identifies common variables within and across waves. Information is provided about each data element including its purpose, values, base populations and relevant.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Reports, Guides, Longitudinal Studies
Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica – European Training Foundation, 2017
This report presents the findings of the first nationwide tracer study conducted in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The study was conducted as part of the World Bank's project Skills Development and Innovation Support, within the component focused on developing a Skills Observatory. At the request of the Ministry of Education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, College Graduates, Vocational Education
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Gold, Bernadette; Holodynski, Manfred – Educational Assessment, 2015
The current study describes the development and construct validation of a situational judgment test for assessing the strategic knowledge of classroom management in elementary schools. Classroom scenarios and accompanying courses of action were constructed, of which 17 experts confirmed the content validity. A pilot study and a cross-validation…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Schools, Construct Validity, Knowledge Base for Teaching
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
This technical paper contains information about the variables in the LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) Y95 cohort data set. It groups each variable into data elements which identifies common variables within and across waves. Information is provided about each data element including its purpose, values, base populations and relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Reports, Guides, Longitudinal Studies
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Improvements in workforce skills are essential for European countries to attain higher economic growth and to compete effectively on product markets. Literature indicates a positive relationship between levels of education and productivity growth. This report builds on and expands this body of research in two ways: (1) It investigates the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Skills, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
European Commission, 2017
This current study is part of the actions taken aiming to analyse the links between the operations and effects of higher-education institutions on the capacity to innovate in the economies in Europe. Providing insights into the contribution of higher education to the innovative capacity of the EU economies is crucial for policy making and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Innovation, Economic Development
BC Student Outcomes, 2017
Student feedback is essential to maintaining quality and relevance in the education system. Through surveying former students, BC Student Outcomes provides the information needed to help shape post-secondary education in British Columbia. Every year, BC Student Outcomes collects feedback from former students who took post-secondary programs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, College Students, Academic Degrees
Tremosa, Sonia Piedrafita; Davydovskaia, Olga; Kremo, Anita – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2016
In 2015/16, teachers' salaries increased in 24 countries or regions, while they remained at about the same level in 16. Over the last seven years, in real terms, minimum statutory salaries have increased or remained stable in most European countries, although they are still below 2009 levels in some of them. Remuneration is a key element in making…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Principals, Salaries, Preschool Education
Adelman, Melissa; Baron, Juan D.; Blimpo, Moussa; Evans, David K.; Simbou, Atabanam; Yarrow, Noah – World Bank, 2015
Despite improvements, the primary education system in Haiti remains highly inefficient: children start primary school 2 years late on average, and fewer than 60% will reach the last grade of the cycle. While the official age for beginning primary school is 6, the average child enters first grade for the first time at 7.8 years old, after having…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Poverty
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