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Grand-Clement, Sarah – RAND Europe, 2017
The report gives an overview of an expert consultation on the role and future of education and skills in the digital world. It looks at which skills are important and necessary to undertake the different types of jobs available, and what skills we need to be thinking of developing now and in the future. It explores how we ensure that people are…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Trends, Job Skills, Skill Development
Devaux, Axelle; Bélanger, Julie; Grand-Clement, Sarah; Manville, Catriona – RAND Europe, 2017
This Perspective explores the ways in which the growth of digital technology is impacting education and skills. The authors state that technology is not only more prevalent in people's lives, but its growing use will affect schools' curriculum, new digital skills in jobs, and the changing use of services. However, they point out that education…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Technological Advancement, Social Isolation
Hafner, Marco; Stepanek, Martin; Troxel, Wendy M. – RAND Europe, 2017
Numerous studies have shown that later school start times (SST) are associated with positive student outcomes, including improvements in academic performance, mental and physical health, and public safety. While the benefits of later SST are very well documented in the literature, in practice there is opposition against delaying SST. A major…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Cost Effectiveness, Sleep, Educational Attainment
Bélanger, Julie; Broeks, Miriam – RAND Europe, 2016
This report explores the working conditions and flows of state-funded secondary school teachers in Cambridgeshire compared to a select number of other local authorities and to the English national landscape as a whole between 2010 and 2015. It also presents findings for different subjects, highlighting the situation for science, technology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
Janta, Barbara; Harte, Emma – RAND Europe, 2016
This policy brief investigates policies relevant to the education of migrant children across the EU. It outlines the main challenges facing migrant children in schools across Europe, and the existing policy options that aim to redress the disparities in educational outcomes between native children and children with a migrant background. Roughly 10…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Migrant Education, Migrant Children
van Belle, Janna – RAND Europe, 2016
United States studies have shown that the provision of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is associated with positive social and economic outcomes, both in the short and long term. This brief reviewed the available evidence on the short and long term outcomes of ECEC within the European context: how do existing differences between EU…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
McGrath, Cecile Hoareau; Hofman, Joanna; Bajziková, Lubica; Harte, Emma; Lasakova, Anna; Pankowska, Paulina; Sasso, S.; Belanger, Julie; Florea, S.; Krivogra, J. – RAND Europe, 2016
At a time when more students than ever are attending higher education, its provision is becoming more fluid, global and competitive. For example, developments in new technologies mean that higher education institutions (HEIs) can make their courses available all over the world. These developments bring into question the traditional delivery model…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Educational Innovation, Online Surveys
Janta, Barbara; van Belle, Janna; Stewart, Katherine – RAND Europe, 2016
There is a strong association between the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision and the outcomes for children, with high quality ECEC being associated with better child outcomes later in life. This brief reviewed the broad range of indicators that have been linked to quality, with a focus on understanding how these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care, Outcomes of Education
Harte, Emma; Herrera, Facundo; Stepanek, Martin – RAND Europe, 2016
This policy brief looks at the education of EU migrant children in the context of intra-EU mobility. It examines some of the literature and data on the topic in order to identify key differences between EU migrant children and non-migrant children. There are disparities in educational performance between migrants and non-migrants. The brief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Mobility
Søndergaard, Susanne; Cox, Kate; Silfversten, Erik; Anderson, Brent; Meads, Catherine; Schaefer, Agnes Gereben; Larkin, Jody – RAND Europe, 2016
Each year, approximately 17,000 personnel leave the UK Armed Forces and return to civilian life. The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has called for better transition support in order to assist Service leavers and their families in leading successful civilian lives. FiMT conducted a stakeholder engagement programme in 2015 to identify areas where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Personnel, Family (Sociological Unit), Housing
Horvath, Veronika; Ghez, Jeremy; Khodyakov, Dmitry; Yaqub, Ohid – RAND Europe, 2015
This Research Report forms part of our series on global societal trends and their impact on the EU in 2030. This analysis is embedded within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) set up to develop a lasting framework to assess global trends and to develop policy responses across EU institutions over the next…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Trend Analysis, Delphi Technique
Graf, Marlon; Ghez, Jeremy; Khodyakov, Dmitry; Yaqub, Ohid – RAND Europe, 2015
This Research Report forms part of our series on global societal trends and their impact on the EU in 2030. This analysis is embedded within the framework of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) set up to develop a lasting framework to assess global trends and to develop policy responses across EU institutions over the next…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Trend Analysis, Delphi Technique
Manville, Catriona; Jones, Molly Morgan; Henham, Marie-Louise; Castle-Clarke, Sophie; Frearson, Michael; Gunashekar, Salil; Grant, Jonathan – RAND Europe, 2015
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 is a nationwide initiative designed to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). For the first time, REF 2014 introduced the wider impact of research, alongside the quality of research and the vitality of the research environment, into the assessment of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Higher Education, Outcome Measures
Manville, Catriona; Jones, Molly Morgan; Frearson, Michael; Castle-Clarke, Sophie; Henham, Marie-Louise; Gunashekar, Salil; Grant, Jonathan – RAND Europe, 2015
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 is a nationwide initiative designed to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). For the first time, REF 2014 introduced the wider impact of research, alongside the quality of research and the vitality of the research environment, into the assessment of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Higher Education, Outcome Measures
Manville, Catriona; Jones, Molly Morgan; Frearson, Michael; Castle-Clarke, Sophie; Henham, Marie-Louise; Gunashekar, Salil; Grant, Jonathan – RAND Europe, 2015
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 is a nationwide initiative designed to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). For the first time, REF 2014 introduced the wider impact of research, alongside the quality of research and the vitality of the research environment, into the assessment of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Higher Education, Outcome Measures
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