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Madalinska-Michalak, Joanna – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This paper considers the role and responsibilities of a scientific association in promoting and supporting high quality research, particularly with regard to providing guidance on research ethics. The paper reports on a survey-based study commissioned by the European Educational Research Association in 2015 which focused on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Professional Associations
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Raykov, Milosh – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
Research ethics reviews are an integral component of the research process in education, but little is known about educators' perceptions of and experiences with this process. This exploratory study examines educators' perceptions of and experiences with the reviews of research ethics and, in this way, it contributes to a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Ethics, Teacher Researchers
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Taylor, Alison; Taylor-Neu, Robyn; Butterwick, Shauna – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
At the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in 2016, a panel presented the findings from a survey initiated by the European Educational Research Association Council to examine educational researchers' experiences with the research ethics review process at their universities. Some researchers appeared to be looking to North America…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Zgaga, Pavel – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
In 2015, the European Educational Research Association (EERA) initiated a study to examine education researchers' experiences with and attitudes towards research ethics reviews. This paper is not a result of this study; nevertheless, it is related to it while critically reflecting upon the issue of research ethics reviews. It starts with an…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Ethics, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Head, George – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
Educational research, and research in the Social Sciences more generally, has experienced a growth in the introduction of ethical review boards since the 1990s. Increasingly, universities have set up ethics review procedures that require researchers to submit applications seeking approval to conduct research. Review boards and the rules and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Standards
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Carvalho, Luís Miguel; Costa, Estela; Sant'Ovaia, Carlos – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article analyses the trajectory of national testing in Portugal between the early 1990s and 2015 in order to unveil continuities and changes in the regulatory processes of education in Portugal, particularly the emergence of results-based coordination and control methods. Drawing on legislative materials, it identifies and describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, National Standards, Accountability
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Barbana, Samir; Dumay, Xavier; Dupriez, Vincent – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article presents the discussion and the conclusion of an "EERJ" Special Issue on accountability policy forms in four European educational systems aimed at identifying how global schemes and instruments of accountability are integrated into national governance patterns. The comparative discussion indicates that accountability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Barbana, Samir; Dumay, Xavier; Dupriez, Vincent – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article is an introduction to a European Educational Research Journal special issue on accountability policies and instruments in Europe. Two hypotheses grounded in the new institutionalist theory are presented to conceptualise and analyse the variety of national trajectories and forms of accountability in four European education systems…
Descriptors: Accountability, Governance, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Pons, Xavier – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
In this paper, we analyse the trajectory of the French testing policy in education since 1973. Regarding its statistical tradition and its ability to produce its own evaluation tool, France may be regarded as an interesting case to interrogate the capacity of national educational systems to meet international standards of testing. Anchored in a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Governance, Standards
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Barbana, Samir; Dumay, Xavier; Dupriez, Vincent – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article aims to understand how new accountability instruments in the context of the French-speaking Belgian educational system are appropriated by schools. After having characterised the specific nature of those instruments in the context of a traditionally highly decentralised system involved in a significant process of centralisation, we…
Descriptors: Accountability, French, Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization
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Verger, Antoni; Prieto, Miriam; Pagès, Marcel; Villamor, Patricia – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
An increasing number of countries are adopting accountability systems in education that rely on the external evaluation of students' learning outcomes through standardized assessments. The international dissemination of this form of accountability, often known as test-based accountability, does not imply that exactly the same policy is adopted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Accountability, Academic Standards
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Beach, Dennis; Johansson, Monica; Öhrn, Elisabet; Rönnlund, Maria; Per-Åke, Rosvall – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Based on ethnographic fieldwork in six different types of rural area and their schools in different parts of Sweden, this article identifies how rural schools relate to the local place and discusses some of the educational implications from this. Recurrent references to the local community were present in some schools and people there explicitly…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Criticism, Middle Class, Rural Schools
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Souto-Otero, Manuel – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article explores the relationship between education, training and the single market, focusing on the market for the production of policy evaluations in the areas of education and training, culture and youth of the European Commission. Two questions are addressed: the first question relates to the geographical distribution of the organisations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Private Sector, Geographic Distribution
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Loukaidis, Loizos; Antoniou, Marios – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article is based on a year-long ethnographic research project on religious education (RE) in Greek-Cypriot schools and provides empirical evidence about the complexities emerging from teachers' attempts to address peace and security issues in a 'conflict-affected society'. The study shows that the reproduction of peace and security issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational Practices, Ethnography
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