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Stromquist, Nelly P.; da Costa, Romina B. – International Review of Education, 2017
At its inception in 1993, the European Union (EU) did not consider education one of the pillars of its regional cohesiveness and identity. As time went by, recognition of the potential role of education at individual and social levels increased. This concern for education, however, is much more centred on the acquisition of knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Community Needs, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Kindelan, Paz; Martin, Ana – International Review of Education, 2014
European universities are currently going through a process of change in order to meet the common goals set for higher education by the European Commission. They are revising their educational models to adjust them to the guidelines of the "Bologna Process" and are devising an institutional strategy for its implementation. In practical…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Guidelines
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Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – International Review of Education, 2011
Over the last three decades, regional minority languages in Europe have regained increased recognition and support. Their revitalisation is partly due to their being taught in schools. Multilingualism has special characteristics for speakers of minority languages and it poses unique challenges for learning minority languages. This article looks at…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Language Dominance, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Comesana, Julia Crespo; Juste, Margarita Pino – International Review of Education, 2007
The objective of this study is to offer a view on the different environmental factors that affect health (sound, light, colour, temperature) in the design, planning and organization of school premises. To achieve this, the authors first outline the problems leading to unhealthy situations. They subsequently analyse all the building and planning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Child Health
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Collado, Mariangeles De La Caba; Atxurra, Rafael Lopez – International Review of Education, 2005
The present contribution analyses how Spanish textbooks deal with activities requiring primary-school pupils to work in groups. The sample comprised 24 social science, natural science and technology textbooks written for primary school children (6?12 years old). Having coded the information, the authors followed a two-fold methodology geared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Siguan, Miquel – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1991
Reviews the history of Catalonia, its language policy, and strategies/methods by which the Catalan language was introduced into the educational system (e.g., by educating the teaching staff, using Catalan in instruction and educational administration, developing Catalan-language teaching materials, and developing immersion programs in Catalan for…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Language Attitudes
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Val, Jose Cajide; Philipp, Rita Radl; Castro, Ana Porto – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Investigates the teaching, research, and management entailed in four new degree programs--physics, agricultural engineering, agricultural food-processing technology, and pharmacy courses--at Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela. Reports students' opinions of reforms in these courses, revealing dissatisfaction with facilities for practical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Marchesi, Alvaro – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Reviews the Spanish educational system, focusing on reforms enacted in 1990. Discusses reform movement issues, including quality, curricular control, curricular homogeneity versus diversity, and influence of European context. Describes reform movement aims (i.e., extending basic education and modifying educational levels to improve quality) and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Lizasoain, Olga; Polaino, Aquilino – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1993
Describes a program implemented in Navarra, Spain, to prepare children for hospitalization and to provide psychopedagogical follow-up to develop positive self-concepts. Describes the effects of the program on 40 hospitalized children between the ages of 8 and 12, reporting a more positive self-concept among the children who received the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitalized Children, Intervention, Preadolescents
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Mendez, Ana Maneru – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1994
Describes a basic literacy program developed by the Spanish Women's Institute to lower the number of illiterate women in Spain and encourage women lacking basic educational skills to participate in the existing educational system. Explains the program's "New Approach" teaching materials, which teach women to read and write while…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education