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János, Gordon Gyori – European Journal of Education, 2019
It would be difficult to find any pedagogical story that is comparable to that of "jugyou kenkyuu" (or lesson study in English) that has been practised for over a century in Japan in isolation and became a method that was used worldwide in less than 10 years. Because of its uniqueness and its history, it is an irrefutable challenge to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Educational History, Learning Activities
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Elliott, John – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses the conceptual question "what is lesson study?" as an issue that arises in the context of the globalisation of lesson study as a method for improving teaching and learning beyond its presumed origins in the Japanese education system. To what extent can adaptations of the method in different national settings be…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Comparative Education
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Sarkar Arani, Mohammad Reza; Lander, Bruce; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Kim-Eng Lee, Christine; Kuno, Hiroyuki; Lau, Andrew – European Journal of Education, 2019
This study analyses the teaching scripts and structure of lesson practices of a Singaporean English teacher at two different levels of class through a comparative analysis. Specifically, it aims to clarify how his view of teaching as tacit knowledge determines the structure of the lessons. The emphasis here is on the examination of a Singaporean's…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, English (Second Language)
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Joris, Margot; Agirdag, Orhan – European Journal of Education, 2019
In the last two decades, calls to place citizenship education (CE) at the top of national and European educational policy and research agendas have been gaining in prominence. Large-scale comparative studies, such as the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), are often considered the main evidence base for setting these…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Comparative Education, Teaching Methods
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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – European Journal of Education, 2019
Global university rankings are a worldwide trend that emerged in times of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. Universities worldwide are now striving to become "world-class" institutions and are constantly aiming to improve their ranking position. Global rankings of universities are thus perceived by many as…
Descriptors: Universities, Global Approach, Reputation, International Education
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Chen, Xiangming; Zhang, Yurong – European Journal of Education, 2019
As countries worldwide aim to reform their education systems and improve teaching and learning, lesson study (LS), which originated in East Asia, has recently attracted great attention. In order for international educators and policy makers to better understand the history and the state of the art of LS in East Asia, this article introduces three…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Learning Processes
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Pavlin, Samo – European Journal of Education, 2019
The "employability" paradigm is beginning to be publicly regarded as one of the key developmental paths and "modernisation" principles of higher education institutions. In this context, the article first overviews the existing practices for tracking graduates' early careers in Europe. Next, it identifies and discusses relevant…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Higher Education, Careers
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Mewald, Claudia; Mürwald-Scheifinger, Elisabeth – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article describes how lesson study creates a process of teacher learning whilst developing student learning through collaborative planning, guided observation and reflection. It presents a framework for conducting lesson study in a teacher development programme in Lower Austria. The role of knowledgeable others in the development of ownership…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
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Dudley, Peter; Xu, Haiyan; Vermunt, Jan D.; Lang, Jean – European Journal of Education, 2019
In this article we review the evidence of the impact of lesson study on student learning, teacher development, teaching materials, curriculum, professional learning and system enhancement. We argue for lesson study to be treated holistically as a vehicle for development and improvement at classroom, school and system levels rather than as a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Learning
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Olaskoaga-Larrauri, Jon; González-Laskibar, Xabier; Barrenetxea-Ayesta, Miren; Díaz-De-Basurto-Uraga, Pablo – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article describes the ramifications that recent organisational changes in the Spanish higher education sector have had on levels of job satisfaction among teaching staff. The research gathered their opinions on recent changes affecting their teaching duties, using job satisfaction scales in different areas of their academic work. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Change, College Faculty
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Midtsundstad, Tove; Nielsen, Roy A. – European Journal of Education, 2019
The number of people aged 60 and over across the globe is expected to double by 2050, reaching a share of more than 20 percent of the population total. Governments are therefore taking more and more policy actions to encourage ageing workers to extend their working lives and their employers to retain them. According to the OECD lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Employment Patterns, Adult Education
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Barrett, Garry F.; Riddell, W. Craig – European Journal of Education, 2019
The relationship between ageing and skills is of growing policy significance due to population ageing, the changing nature of work and the importance of literacy for social and economic well-being. This article examines the relationship between age and literacy skills in a sample of OECD countries using three internationally comparable surveys. By…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Literacy, Adult Learning
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Carlsten, Tone Cecilie; Olsen, Dorothy Sutherland – European Journal of Education, 2019
One of the challenges of keeping older employees up to date and ensuring their continued involvement in the workplace is to provide them with relevant learning opportunities. This article aims to understand the usefulness of the concept of LLL for a group of older employees (50+). This is done using interviews and a document study on the Church of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Older Adults
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Caparros-Ruiz, Antonio – European Journal of Education, 2019
PhD programmes are considered as transmission channels to provide specialisation and skills to students who will be employed as highly-qualified workers or researchers. Focusing on the Spanish case, they are exerting a positive influence on workers' careers since doctorate holders have a privileged situation in the labour market. This article…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Career Development, Doctoral Degrees, Salaries
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Araújo, Helena C.; Macedo, Eunice; Santos, Sofia A.; Doroftei, Alexandra O. – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses Early School Leaving (ESL) as a phenomenon that is identified in the EU and European countries such as Portugal as being the result of school disaffection that can be associated with social and educational problems. The relevance of this problem at the European level is highlighted by the large number of European guidelines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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