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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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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Austin, Roger; Hunter, Bill – European Journal of Education, 2013
Countries with similar levels of economic development often implement different education ICT policies. Much of the existing research attributes such differences to economic and political factors. In this paper, we examine the development of ICT policy and implementation in the two parts of Ireland and in two Canadian provinces and find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Educational Policy
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Kennedy, Eithne – European Journal of Education, 2013
Over the past 15 years or so, individual governments worldwide have put an unprecedented focus on educational policy in an effort to ensure the acquisition of literacy skills for all children, recognising underachievement in literacy as a universal social justice issue preventing many individuals from reaching their promise. In Ireland, literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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Murray, Colette – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article discusses recent policy developments in Europe regarding Roma and Traveller integration and Early Childhood Provision. After a long history of oppression, Roma issues have recently become prominent on the EU policy agenda. The article discusses how these relate to developments in other areas of policy: the European children's rights…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Justice, Social Isolation, Preschool Education
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Mateo, Joan; Escofet, Anna; Martinez-Olmo, Francesc; Ventura, Javier; Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios – European Journal of Education, 2012
The guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) imply the rethinking of many of the current evaluation systems, since the new pedagogical models now focus on the learning acquired through the students' personal work and on the establishment of the ideal conditions for them to achieve the learning outcomes of the proposed educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Social Sciences
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Osborne, Robert D. – European Journal of Education, 2006
This article examines three examples of cross-border higher education collaboration in Europe in order to throw light on one European region where such collaboration is only in its early stages of development. The main region examined is the Oresund region covering the Skane area of Southern Sweden centred on Malmo and the Zealand region of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Deane, Cynthia – European Journal of Education, 2005
Greater transparency improves the understanding and interpretation of qualifications and competences. This article asks whether transparency of qualifications has become a reality in Europe. It begins by outlining the three main strategies that were adopted at Community level between 1957 and 1999 to address the problem of transferring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Qualifications, Community Action
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O'Buachalla, Seamus – European Journal of Education, 1992
This paper analyzes Irish governmental policy related to quantitative and qualitative changes at the institutional level in the degree of "professionalization" and "vocationalization" in institutions of higher education. An evaluative state is seen emerging which emphasizes market values and a competitive model of higher…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Competition, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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McKernan, James – European Journal of Education, 1991
A method for evaluating Ireland's core school curriculum that considers 14 declared goals (aesthetic, creative, cultural, emotional, intellectual, moral, personal, physical, political, practical, recreational, social, spiritual, and vocational) and 4 teacher intentions (communication/fluency, cognitive understanding/manipulation, care/task…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
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O Buachalla, Seamus – European Journal of Education, 1984
Ireland's policy concerning the use and instruction of the Irish language at all educational levels is traced from early official neglect through early curricular occurrence, resurgence under adverse circumstances, a high point of policy and implementation in the 1940s, and more recent policy confusion. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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O Buachalla, Seamas – European Journal of Education, 1984
Ireland's higher education system has recently experienced significant growth and organizational change, accompanied by decreased institutional autonomy. However, a trend favoring investment in technological education has prompted concern among traditional institutions, which may persist as long as two authorities rather than one control the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Clancy, Patrick – European Journal of Education, 1996
Discusses trends in higher education in Ireland over the last decade, focusing on the growth and diversification of higher education, the establishment of regional technical colleges, admission rates, and access. Notes that the 80% growth in enrollment over the past decade has heralded the transition to a mass system of higher education. (MDM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Policy
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Frain, Pat – European Journal of Education, 1992
The last decade has seen wide-ranging changes in the higher education-industry relationship in Ireland. It is increasingly recognized that colleges have a major role in providing technological and business capability for modern industrial services development and that close cooperation holds appreciable benefits for higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Role, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Hughes, Gerard; O'Connell, Philip J. – European Journal of Education, 1995
This paper presents a broad statistical picture of trends in Ireland during 1981-91 and the results of the first comprehensive survey of the career patterns of two cohorts of doctoral graduates and professional engineers who graduated during the 1980s. It argues that higher education expansion has not been matched by demand for graduates in the…
Descriptors: Careers, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship
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