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Illeris, Knud – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article is an account of the history of learning theory as the author has come to know and interpret it by dealing with this subject for almost half a century during which he has also himself gradually developed the broad understanding of human learning which is presented in his well known books on "How We Learn" and a lot of other…
Descriptors: History, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Books
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Gjedia, Robert; Gardinier, Meg P. – European Journal of Education, 2018
The role of teachers is becoming increasingly important in advancing student learning outcomes. This article discusses one area that is still in need of significant reform in Albania: the induction and mentoring of new teacher-candidates. Based on a mixed-method study involving 275 Albanian teachers and mentors, it provides insights into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Role, Outcomes of Education
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Pásztor, Adél – European Journal of Education, 2018
Focusing on Hungarian minority youth in a rural Slovakian setting, this article analyses their higher education aspirations and choices amidst significant economic, political and educational reforms. Relying on mixed methods and a longitudinal design, the research follows a cohort of high school students from their last year of secondary school…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students
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Buschmann, Anke; Sachse, Steffi – European Journal of Education, 2018
Beside parents, teachers in early childhood education and care have the greatest potential to foster language acquisition in children. This is especially important for children with language delays, language disorders or bi-/multilingual children. However, they present teachers with a particular challenge in language support. Therefore, integrated…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Child Care Centers, Kindergarten
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Bove, Chiara; Jensen, Bente; Wyslowska, Olga; Iannone, Rosa Lisa; Mantovani, Susanna; Karwowska-Struczyk, Malgorzata – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article offers insights into what characterises innovative continuous professional development (CPD) in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) by analysing similarities and differences from case studies of exemplary approaches to innovative CPD in Denmark, Italy and Poland. The comparative analysis focuses on four features…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Institutional Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
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Sharmahd, Nima; Peeters, Jan; Bushati, Mirlinda – European Journal of Education, 2018
Researchers and international organisations recognise that the quality of ECEC services is related to a professional and competent workforce. The latter should be part of a "competent system" that is capable of linking staff's initial good education to the possibility of constantly reflecting on ideas and practices. Continuous…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Reflection, Group Activities, Teamwork
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Jensen, Bente; Iannone, Rosa Lisa – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores innovation as an aspect of in-service continuous professional development (CPD) in ECEC. Based on a literature review and a cross-country analysis conducted in ten European countries, we found that innovation in CPD was understood as a way to improving quality in ECEC. CPD no longer solely deals with practitioners' knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education
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Peleman, Brecht; Lazzari, Arianna; Budginaite, Irma; Siarova, Hanna; Hauari, Hanan; Peeters, Jan; Cameron, Claire – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI (Eurofound, 2015). In order to draw policy-relevant information that might support decision makers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices
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Pons, Xavier – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article provides a literature review on the effects of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on education governance and policy process across participating countries. This review seemed necessary because there has been a growing body of literature on this topic since 2003, especially since 2010, because this…
Descriptors: Governance, International Organizations, Guidelines, Educational Change
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Tiana Ferrer, Alejandro – European Journal of Education, 2017
PISA, which was launched by OECD, is one of the most significant and successful initiatives on which education systems have recently collectively embarked. However, although it is a well-coordinated international programme, its reception differs according to country. There is therefore a need to analyse specific national circumstances in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Bialecki, Ireneusz; Jakubowski, Maciej; Wisniewski, Jerzy – European Journal of Education, 2017
The impact of the PISA study on Polish education policy has been significant, but probably different from any other country. Poland has not experienced the so-called "PISA shock," but its education system has been benefiting considerably from PISA. For experts and policy makers, it has been a useful and reliable instrument that has made…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Görgen, Kristine – European Journal of Education, 2017
Using the PISA 2015 releases in Norway and England, this article explores how PISA has been presented in the media and how the policy level has responded to the results. England will be used as an example for comparison. The article presents early media responses from the 20 most circulated daily newspapers in the two countries and discusses them…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Sanchez-Gelabert, Albert; Figueroa, Mijail; Elias, Marina – European Journal of Education, 2017
An analysis of the phenomenon of combining work and study amongst university students is made using data obtained from surveys of graduates carried out four years after finishing their degrees. First, the article reviews the evolution of the phenomenon over the last ten years, taking into account the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Statistical Analysis, Sampling
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Rodrigues, Margarida; Costa, Patricia – European Journal of Education, 2017
Empirical evidence suggests that educational attainment nurtures people's social outcomes and promotes active participation in society and stability. However, it is unclear to what extent other types of human capital also correlate with social outcomes. Hence, we explored the opportunity offered by the PIAAC survey through its provision of…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Outcomes of Education
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Niemann, Dennis; Martens, Kerstin; Teltemann, Janna – European Journal of Education, 2017
As the field of education has become a highly internationalised policy field in the last decade, international organisations such as the OECD play an ever more decisive role in the dissemination of knowledge, monitoring of outcomes, and research in education policy. Although the OECD lacks any binding governance instruments to put coercion on…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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