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Francisco Javier Palacios-Hidalgo; Cristina A. Huertas-Abril – European Education, 2024
This article compares the attitudes of teachers located in Spain and the United Kingdom toward the integration of LGBTIQ+ issues in their teaching, reflects on teacher training and proposes recommendations to improve teacher education. Drawing on data gathered from 447 teachers located in both countries, the study reveals that the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, LGBTQ People, Teacher Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Hannu Lehti; Heikki Kinnari – European Education, 2024
Applying a Bourdieusian perspective, we investigate whether families' institutionalized cultural capital (parental education) and economic capital (family income) are associated with the duration of university studies in Finland. We use register data comprising 10,516 students enrolled in universities between 1999 and 2002 and Tobit modeling. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Time to Degree
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Domenico Angelone; Chantal Oggenfuss; Stefan C. Wolter – European Education, 2024
We investigate the effect of changing schools on academic achievement. Using representative data on the educational trajectories of 17,000 Swiss lower secondary students and national assessment data at the end of compulsory schooling, we estimate the potential individual achievement gaps caused by a school change. While the overall effect is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Grade 9, School Choice
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Mehmet Gultekin – European Education, 2024
Children's literature can serve as mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. They are mirrors for marginalized groups to see themselves represented, windows for dominant cultures to learn about marginalized groups, and sliding glass doors to develop empathy. In this study, I examined Middle East Picture Book Award to address what books are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Books, Awards
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Frances Yiying Zhang – European Education, 2024
Teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is almost always on the top of educational agendas in any country of the world. While existing studies primarily emphasize effective CPD programmes, this qualitative research seeks to deepen our understanding by examining the nuanced interplay of teacher's unique working contexts, historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ana Papiashvili – European Education, 2024
This article examines Georgia's integration into the Bologna Process, focusing on academic social responsibility (ASR). Utilizing qualitative methods, including document analysis and 30 in-depth interviews, the study assesses the evolution of higher education, alignment with Bologna standards, and external quality assurance. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, National Standards
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Teresa Teixeira Lopo; António Teodoro; Leonor Borges – European Education, 2024
The purpose of this article is to reexamine the decision-making process on Portugal's entry into PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). The analysis indicates that the decision, which was not unanimous among the government members with responsibilities in the education field, was made in a context of normative emulation, with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Kuzhabekova, Aliya; Amankulova, Zhuldyz – European Education, 2023
The aim of this study was to understand how international students sponsored by the "Bolashak" program administered in Kazakhstan perceived the support provided by the host institutions and the funding agency during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a cross-sectional survey to gain a foundational understanding and basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, School Role, COVID-19
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Nennstiel, Richard; Brosy, Zoé – European Education, 2023
This paper aims to illustrate the extent to which structural changes and institutional modifications within the higher education landscape influenced the rates of completion, dropout, and changes in the subject of study of Swiss university students between 1975 and 2018. Using administrative data, our results indicate that the completion rate and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Trend Analysis, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
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Hajar, Anas; Sagintayeva, Aida; Izekenova, Zhanna – European Education, 2023
This quantitative study examined the scale, nature and effectiveness of private supplementary tutoring (PT) at one of the transition points in Kazakhstan's education system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data were collected from 366 secondary school students. The findings show that 73.8% of participants received PT, mainly to help them prepare…
Descriptors: Private Education, Tutoring, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics
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Sercu, Lies – European Education, 2023
This study contributes to the literature studying Internationalization at Home (IaH) as a way to develop intercultural competence in university students. It investigates how a group of students studying at Belgium's oldest (°1425) and largest mainly white university perceive intercultural competence and their university's initiatives to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, College Students
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Chiara Enderle; Heinrich Ricking; Gisela C. Schulze – European Education, 2023
In Germany, penalties such as fines or police action are imposed for noncompliance with compulsory schooling. However, formal administrative procedures are often deemed inadequate by experts who advocate for school-wide multidimensional support in addressing school absenteeism. We analyze guidance documents of different federal states, examining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Compulsory Education, School Attendance Legislation
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Jessica E. Granieri; Hannah E. Morton; Raymond G. Romanczyk; Jennifer M. Gillis Mattson – European Education, 2023
Neurodivergent youth (i.e., autistic, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) are at increased risk for school refusal and subsequent disengagement. Factors associated with school refusal in this population remain unclear. Latent profile analysis was conducted to identify profiles of school and demographic variables associated with…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Ola Strandler; Martin Harling – European Education, 2023
This article uses neoinstitutional theory to comparatively analyze different actors' institutional work with "problematic school absenteeism". Data was generated around four cases, each consisting of absent students and actors who work with absenteeism. The results describe how a dichotomous view of students' well-being and knowledge…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Well Being, Knowledge Level, Educational Practices
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Åsa Sundelin; Joakim Lindgren; Lisbeth Lundahl – European Education, 2023
This article aims to increase knowledge of ways to counter school absenteeism and early school leaving. It analyses stories of youths who either attended or probably would be referred to a Swedish remedial program because of failure to complete compulsory education. Histories of school absenteeism were frequent in both groups. Most participating…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Remedial Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Experience
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