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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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Veiga, Amélia; Magalhães, António; Amaral, Alberto – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This paper addresses convergence as a political issue stemming from the political coordination of the European Higher Education Area. From the perspective of cultural theory, this issue relies on the fact that the influence of ways of life are not evenly influential in the political coordination of the European Higher Education Area. Convening the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Kluczniok, Katharina; Mudiappa, Michael – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on the influence of socio-economic risk factors and different aspects of the home learning environment in early childhood on children's language competencies (vocabulary and grammar skills). The assumption is that children with more risk factors have lower competencies, but the home learning environment (measured by everyday…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, At Risk Persons, Family Environment, German
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Afdal, Hilde Wågsås; Afdal, Geir – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Changing conditions in the realm of teacher professionalism have consequences for teachers' professional values and ethics. To a large degree, the literature concludes that increases in accountability policies seem to result in more restricted space for teachers' professional values and ethical autonomy. Less attention has been given to which…
Descriptors: Values, Professionalism, Accountability, Ethics
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Almeida, Joana; Robson, Sue; Morosini, Marilia; Baranzeli, Caroline – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Internationalization at Home (IaH) has become a strategic priority in higher education research, policy and practice, although there is still a lack of conceptual clarity around its meaning and practical applications and implications. This paper aims to shed empirical insight into how this concept is understood by higher education staff. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Wihlborg, Monne – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The starting point for this inductive study is to determine, through a search of studies, what critical viewpoints in terms of research are delivered, based on experiences, observations and evaluation, concerning the Bologna Process over time? The aim is to present a description using a thematic analysis based on data from 38 papers (2004-2016)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum Development
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Brøgger, Katja – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Through an ethnographic exploration of policy documents, this paper aims to expose how outcome-oriented education standards gained international hegemonic status in the Bologna Process. Taking inspiration in the concept of hegemony and by connecting the invisible power of hegemony to soft governance, the paper shows how the outcome-based modular…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Danhier, Julien; Friant, Nathanaël – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Assuming that free school choice is one of the parameters contributing to segregation in the Belgian educational system, the government implemented decrees to alter school enrolment policies in order to regulate school choice. In this study, two statistical approaches (a 'Lorenz' index and a multilevel one) have been used to measure the evolution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Socioeconomic Background, International Assessment
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Ohi, Sarah; O'Mara, Joanne; Arber, Ruth; Hartung, Catherine; Shaw, Gary; Halse, Christine – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Intercultural education (ICE) is a priority for schools and schooling systems worldwide. While extensive policy and academic literature exists that describes how ICE should be done in schools, relatively little has been published about the pragmatics of implementing and enacting ICE, despite evidence that principals, teachers and schools feel ill…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Program Implementation, Constructivism (Learning), Self Concept
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Lehtomäki, Elina; Moate, Josephine; Posti-Ahokas, Hanna – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This study engages with current debate around global education and internationalization of higher education(HE). There is an identified need to critically reflect on how global education commitments are introduced to HE students, and how the debates are brought to individual as well as institutional levels. The study explores how students in a…
Descriptors: Global Education, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Khoo, Su-Ming; Haapakoski, Jani; Hellstén, Meeri; Malone, Joanne – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article begins with the proposition that inter- and transdisciplinarity offer an important methodological grounding for collaborative HE research addressing complex agendas such as HE internationalization. Internationalization acts as a figure for the 'troubled' nature of higher education; hence we begin with the larger problem, discussing…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Willems, Kurt; Vernimmen, Jonas – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
The aim of this article is to describe the human rights obligations a State bears in educational matters with concerns to the current influx of refugees. The right to education is a fundamental human right guaranteed by many international treaties. As a result, the impression may arise that everyone, not only legal citizens but also all those…
Descriptors: Refugees, Civil Rights, Access to Education, International Law
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