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Robinson, Bernadette; Wenwu, Yi – European Journal of Education, 2009
Since 1986 when the National People's Congress ratified the Compulsory Education Law, China's achievement of nine-year compulsory basic education for its huge school-age population has been rapid and successful. However, the rate of achievement has grown unevenly across the country, reflecting the different economic development patterns of the…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Poverty, Compulsory Education, Rural Areas
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Tuijnman, Albert – European Journal of Education, 2009
The purpose of this article is to present the latest Education Lending Policy (ELP) of the European Investment Bank (EIB), adopted by the Board of Governors in 2008. It is structured in two parts. The first briefly presents the EIB in general and the evolution of its education lending portfolio in particular. This sets the stage for the second…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Banking, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Ravinet, Pauline – European Journal of Education, 2008
Beginning in the year 2000, higher education policies all over Europe were transformed by the launching and evolution of the Bologna Process, otherwise known as the process of creating a European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Initially, this process was flexible and informal, which makes the rapidity and scope of the changes it brought about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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Haxby, Peter – European Journal of Education, 1989
The United Kingdom's system of apprenticeships and its relationship to vocational education and employment are discussed, with focus on recent government initiatives, access to apprenticeships, and efforts to coordinate training with labor market needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends