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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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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1988
European higher education policies that were first developed as an empirical, short-term response to financial difficulties at the start of the decade have now assumed a long-term strategic character that affects the relationships between government and higher education and between society and higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Efficiency
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1994
Western Europe's demand for quality higher education at lower cost is discussed. It is argued that the criteria for quality are determined by external interests, including governments looking for economic development through an improved labor market. The situations in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom are considered.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends