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Stroud, Scott R. – Education and Culture, 2018
This article explores the contours of the Indian pragmatist Bhimrao Ambedkar and his reconstruction of Buddhism in the 1950s. As a student of John Dewey at Columbia University, young Ambedkar was heavily influenced by the pragmatist ideas of democracy and reconstruction. Throughout his life he would continue to evoke Dewey's words and ideas in his…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Buddhism, Democratic Values
Riiheläinen, Jari Matti; Böhm, Franziska – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
The report describes the mechanisms and practices that support evidence-based policy-making in the education sector in Europe. It comparatively looks at institutions and practices in evidence-based policy-making, as well as the accessibility, and mediation, of evidence. The report presents more detailed information on each individual country, with…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation, Educational Practices, Evidence
Forsthuber, Bernadette; Motiejunaite, Akvile; de Almeida Coutinho, Ana Sofia – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
Few European countries have developed a broad strategic framework to raise the profile of science in education and wider society. However, a wide range of initiatives have been implemented in many countries. The impact of these various activities is nevertheless difficult to measure. School partnerships with science-related organisations are…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Educational Research
Parveva, Teodora; Noorani, Sogol; Ranguelov, Stanislav; Motiejunaite, Akvile; Kerpanova, Viera – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
Competence in mathematics is integral to a wide range of disciplines, professions and areas of life. This Eurydice report reveals crucial elements of the policies and practices that shape mathematics instruction in European education systems, focusing on reforms of mathematics curricula, teaching and assessment methods, as well as teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Low Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Curriculum