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Baschung, Lukas – European Journal of Education, 2016
Traditionally, European doctoral education has principally taken place within the binary relationship of professors and their doctoral students according to the "apprenticeship model." However, in the last one to two decades, this model has been questioned. Governments and higher education institutions (HEIs) reform doctoral education by…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Recruitment, Case Studies, Graduate Students
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Wolter, Stefan C.; Diem, Andrea; Messer, Dolores – European Journal of Education, 2014
This study presents in-depth empirical analyses of drop-outs from all Swiss universities for the entire student population between 1975 and 2008. The results show that most identifiable factors associated with a greater or lesser probability of dropping out are identical to those found in a recent Systematic Review (Larsen et?al., 2013). The main…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Universities, Correlation, Gender Differences
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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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Bieber, Tonia; Martens, Kerstin – European Journal of Education, 2011
Although originally created for economic purposes, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has increasingly gained weight in education policy in recent years and is now regarded as an international authority in the field, particularly through its "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA), which was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance
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Probst, Carole; Lepori, Benedetto – European Journal of Education, 2008
In this article, we analyse the organisation of the doctorate in communication sciences in the context of the overall discussion on the changing organisation of doctoral studies in Switzerland. We focus on three tensions which appear central for the field, namely the employment status of doctoral students, the importance of academic vs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Benninghoff, Martin; Sormani, Philippe – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article analyses some typical consequences of a specific research policy on experimental research in biology. The policy is conducted by a national funding agency--the Swiss National Science Foundation--through a particular programme, the "National Centres of Competence in Research" which is designed to promote both "scientific…
Descriptors: Researchers, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis
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Terhart, Ewald – European Journal of Education, 1998
The need to formalize codes of ethics for teachers, with the objective of finding an appropriate balance between professional autonomy and accountability, is discussed. Sample codes from the United States, Germany, and Switzerland are examined and interpreted. The role of ethics in educational reform, relationship of ethics to other teacher…
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Standards, Change Strategies, Codes of Ethics
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Gehring, A. M.; And Others – European Journal of Education, 1981
Educational demography and its economic and social implications in Switzerland are examined from four angles: the factors shaping variations in the numbers of grade 10 gymnasium pupils; foreign children in the education system; the economic and social aspects of public expenditure on education; and changes in the university student population.…
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Crausaz, Roselyne – European Journal of Education, 1979
Explores higher education in Switzerland and characterizes its relationship to vocational training, the labor market, other educational establishments, and research. Characteristics of students and teachers are also discussed. Journal availability: see SO 507 243. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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Crausaz, Roselyne – European Journal of Education, 1979
The structure of higher education in Switzerland is outlined and the roles of the universities, higher technical schools, and social schools are described. Also addressed are: research and higher education, the labor market, student characteristics, and the future outlook for Swiss higher education. (BH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Policy