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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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Halasz, Gabor – European Journal of Education, 2011
Vocational training systems that take the needs of the word of work seriously and maintain strong and dynamic connections with it are faced to growing complexity and instability. Some countries try to cope with this through creating new mediation mechanisms between the systems of training and work that allow higher level complexity while…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Control, Job Training, Coping
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Dodds, Anneliese – European Journal of Education, 2005
In both Britain and France, evaluation has been seen as one element of national strategies to internationalise higher education (HE), with the spread of evaluation indicating policy convergence. However, there are dangers in describing the cross-national adoption of evaluation as an instance of policy transfer in higher education. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Quality Control, Comparative Analysis
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Cotgreave, Peter; Davies, Rosemary – European Journal of Education, 2005
As science and engineering are taking on an increasing political importance in a knowledge-driven economy, there is growing need for Governments, scientists, industrialists and voluntary groups to measure the degree to which national science policies are contributing effectively to economic and social wellbeing. However, the long-term and diffuse…
Descriptors: Scientists, Private Sector, Engineering, Public Policy
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Donmall, Gillian – European Journal of Education, 1984
It is suggested that a policy of multiculturalism is the most appropriate for the United Kingdom as a response to cultural diversity, rather than assimilation or dominant separatism. The long-term outcome will depend on the extent to which linguistic values become shared values. However, it is important that interaction take place for shared…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Intercultural Communication
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Gwyn, Rhys – European Journal of Education, 1982
The public agencies and individuals influencing British educational policy and some weaknesses of this system are examined with reference to educational technology. Characteristics of the government agency established to recommend policy for use of educational technology are outlined, and some perspectives are given on future development.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Decentralization
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Dill, David D. – European Journal of Education, 1998
Examines the "evaluative state" that is, public management-based evaluation systems--in the context of experiences in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and suggests that further research is needed to examine problems in the evaluative state itself, in how market competition impacts upon it, and how academic oligarchies influence the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Competition, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
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Osborn, Marilyn; Broadfoot, Patricia – European Journal of Education, 1993
A project to examine the relationship between the ideological traditions and national policies governing teacher education and the professional perspectives and practices of teachers looked at these issues in two areas, one in Britain and one in France. The project's objectives, methodology, and results are summarized. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Saunders, Murray – European Journal of Education, 1995
The United Kingdom's developing policy to integrate higher education curriculum and the demands of the workplace is explored, particularly in the context of undergraduate and graduate programs based on learning within the workplace. The policy itself, the relationship between work-based learning and conventional college instruction, and validation…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns, Experiential Learning
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McLean, Martin – European Journal of Education, 1990
A discussion of British higher education policy in the 1980s looks at the relationship between government, public institutions, and citizens in conservative ideology; to what extent this strategy confronts the peculiar traditions and weaknesses of British higher education; and how it compares with other European approaches. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Conservatism, Educational Change
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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
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Potocki-Malicet, Danielle; Holmesland, Icara; Estrela, Maria-Teresa; Veiga-Simao, Ana-Margarida – European Journal of Education, 1999
Three different approaches to the evaluation of higher education in European and Scandinavian countries are examined: evaluation of a single discipline across institutions (Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, northern Germany); evaluation of several disciplines within certain institutions (France, Germany); and internal evaluation of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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Hannan, Damian; And Others – European Journal of Education, 1995
An analysis of unemployment rates, wages, and policy initiatives for school "early leavers" in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom suggests that early withdrawal from school represents a substantial, transnational problem attributable to basic policy problems. It is noted that no policy initiatives directly address…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Employment Patterns
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Becher, Tony – European Journal of Education, 1994
The variety of ways in which agencies of the state influence the British university curriculum, and in some cases extra-curricular activity, is examined. These sources of influence include expansion, structural changes resulting from retrenchment, promotion of market values, intervention in professional education, quality control, and research…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, College Administration, College Curriculum