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Bonin, Holger – European Commission, 2017
While international mobility has developed into a major driver of population change in the European Union, people with immigrant background in the Member States continue to be placed in disadvantaged socio-economic positions. They are often hampered by a lack of host country specific skills and knowledge. Many native-born children of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Impact, Migrant Adult Education, Immigrants
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
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
Brunello, Giorgio; De Paola, Maria – European Commission, 2017
This report reviews the economic literature investigating the effects of the share of immigrants in classes and schools on the school performance of immigrants and natives. The review is organized in four sections. In the first section, we document the recent expansion in the presence of immigrants in European schools, introduce a measure of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education
European Commission, 2017
Even though the diversity found in European societies is not a new phenomenon, its nature is rapidly changing. Europe is becoming increasingly diverse due to intra-European mobility, international migration and globalisation. These societal changes affect the educational landscape and organisation, and create both new opportunities and challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
Damgaard, Mette Trier; Nielsen, Helena Skyt – European Commission, 2017
Globalisation and rapid technological progress have increased the focus on efficient investment in high-quality skills across the European Union (EU) countries. One issue that is high on the political agenda is the persistent underachievement among youths in many European countries meaning that approximately 20 percent of Europe's 15 year olds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
European Commission, 2017
This document, "Annex 1 to the Final Report to DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission" is intended as a companion piece to European Commission report "Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education. Final Report". It contains country fiches which are overviews of available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
European Commission, 2017
"Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education. Annex 2 To the Final Report to DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. Case Study Summaries" is designed as a companion document to the final report "Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Role of Initial Teacher Education. Final…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Case Studies
European Commission, 2017
Research in initial teacher education (ITE) usually focuses on the policies and practices that shape the professional preparation of candidate teachers. There is a wide range of such policies and practices in Europe. One of the main reasons for such heterogeneity is that there is no agreement on what ITE curricula should particularly emphasise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
European Commission, 2017
Although the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity found in European societies is not a new phenomenon, its nature is rapidly changing. Europe is becoming increasingly diverse due to intra-European mobility, international migration, including recently an increased influx of refugees and asylum-seekers. These societal changes create both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
Busemeyer, Marius; Lergetporer, Philipp; Woessmann, Ludger – European Commission, 2016
In education policy, as in many other policy fields, well-designed policy reforms may fail to get enacted because policymakers may suddenly become confronted with a public backlash against their reform agenda. Thus, understanding the dynamics of public opinion is important in order to be able to assess the chances of successful reform. There is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Opinion, Adoption (Ideas), Feasibility Studies
Dinis da Costa, Patrícia; Araújo, Luísa – European Commission, 2016
The analyses presented in this report indicate that in several Member States (MS) 15-year-old students in vocational-oriented programmes (VET) perform better in digital reading than in print reading in PISA 2012. When differentiated by programme of study--VET versus general education programmes--VET students perform better in digital than in print…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Vocational Education
European Commission, 2014
The 2013 European Commission Communication on Opening up Education underlined the importance of solid evidence to assess developments and take full advantage of the impact of technology on education, and called for sustained effort and international cooperation to improve our knowledge-base in this area. The International Computer and Information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Information Literacy, Educational Policy
European Commission, 2012
European industrial doctorates are joint doctoral training projects funded by the European Union (EU) and open to all research fields. The project brings together an academic participant (university, research institution, etc.) and a company. They have to be established in two different EU Member States or associated countries. Associated partners…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Doctoral Programs
Riiheläinen, Jari Matti – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This publication presents some structural indicators on graduate employability in 40 European education and training systems. It examines whether countries use regular labour market forecasting to improve the employability of graduates; moreover, other indicators include the involvement of employers in external quality assurance procedures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Graduate Surveys, Labor Market
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