Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe

Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe

A comparative analysis of education systems in Europe requires clear concepts of the current situation in each country. ... 2.2 SELECTION AND DESCRIPTION OF SIX INDICATORS OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT Education systems will be typified in ...

Author: R.H. Hofman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027451

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Based on empirical analysis using configuration theory and multi-dimensional scaling, this book provides insight into types of relationships that can be found between groups of countries with certain institutional context features, and into the quality and equity of their education system. In this volume, the authors take up the challenge of considering what a European ‘settlement’ might look like. In doing so, they take into account worldwide trends and the increasing evidence of convergence across educational systems. The outcomes of comparative analyses seem to suggest that strong education systems in terms of finance, governance and choice could be preferable. To a greater or lesser extent, therefore, all the systems of education currently in use in Europe face some common challenges. The way in which these challenges are addressed will determine the future of these systems. Key elements in the current debate that are considered in greater detail in this volume include changing views on (a) centre-local relations with signs of an increasing commitment to decentralisation as a guiding principle for developing school governance; (b) school autonomy which is now increasingly regarded as the engine-room for school improvement, especially in relation to sustaining it; and (c) the celebration of community and school choice as a means of securing higher levels of parental involvement. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in education, educational research and sociology of education. It will also be of relevance to those interested in the comparison of various education systems and in governance, funding of education and school choice.
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Education in the European Union Pre 2003 Member States

Education in the European Union  Pre 2003 Member States

Arfe Report (1981) The Lesser Used Languages of the European Community. ... R., Hofman, W., Gray, J., and Daly, P. (2004) (2004) Institutional Context of Education Systems in Europe: A Cross-Country Comparison on Quality and Equity.

Author: Trevor Corner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472522429

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Exploring the development of educational provision and contemporary issues, this bookcovers the countries that made up the European Union from its foundation to the signing of the Treaty of Nice: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands. The chapters, written by regional experts, offer a review of contemporary national and regional educational structures and policies, research innovation and trends, as well as covering selected issues and problems including the effects of educational reform and systemic changes within the school and university systems, minority languages, and intercultural changes for indigenous and new immigrant populations.
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Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems

Parental Involvement Across European Education Systems

Therefore, in some institutional contexts, the term was complemented by 'care-givers' or 'guardians'. The term 'family' is sometimes used synonymously for parents and/or home, while in other countries this term is only used to express ...

Author: Angelika Paseka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351066327

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book addresses central questions regarding parental involvement across European educational systems; exploring the commonalities and differences across European countries and the extent to which current policy and practice pertaining to parental involvement is inclusive of diversity. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the fields of education, sociology and psychology, it presents a description of the policy context and empirical research on critical perspectives relating to parental involvement. Comprising a rich varied cross-section of national experiences from eleven European countries and the contexts surrounding them, case studies provide insights into parental involvement across Europe and identify challenges in the field. This volume’s in-depth approach and comprehensive interrogation of parental involvement across European education systems make it an ideal resource for parents, teachers and academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of education policy and comparative education, as well as teacher educators and policy makers.
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Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education

Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education

... constellations and interactions in the political process within a given institutional context (Scharpf, 1997). Witte (2006) applies this perspective in comparing adaptations of European higher education systems in the context of the ...

Author: Roger King

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936233

Category: Education

Page: 560

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Ô. . . the Handbook constitutes an essential reference source for everyone interested in studying the current meaning, scope and implications of globalization. Strongly recommended.Õ Ð Higher Education Review Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation and competition. The expert contributors reveal the strategies, practices and governance mechanisms developed by international and regional organizations, national governments and by higher education institutions themselves. They analyse local responses to dominant global templates of higher education and the consequences for knowledge generation, social equity, economic development and the public good. This comprehensive and accessible Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for researchers, academics and students with an interest in higher education from economics, international studies and public policy perspectives, as well as for higher education policymakers, and funding and governance bodies.
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Education systems and inequalities

Education systems and inequalities

The leaky pipeline in the Swiss university system. ... Gender and the Evolution of European Social Policies. Working Paper 4. Bremen: ZeS. ... Persistent inequality in educational attainment and its institutional context. European ...

Author: Hadjar, Andreas

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447335139

Category: Education

Page: 368

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How do education systems shape educational inequalities and differences in educational outcomes? And how do advantages and disadvantages in educational attainment translate into privileges and shortcomings in labour market and general life chances? Education systems and inequalities compares different education systems and their impact on creating and sustaining social inequalities. The book considers key questions such as how education systems impact educational inequalities along such variables as social origin, gender, ethnicity, migration background or ability and what social mechanisms are behind the links between education system and educational inequalities and provides vital evidence to inform debates in policy and reform.
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European Integration and the Governance of Higher Education and Research

European Integration and the Governance of Higher Education and Research

... that national reforms of these systems were not influenced by perceptions of the European context and that, ... system, such as the national (and state) ministries in charge of higher education, higher education institutions and ...

Author: Alberto Amaral

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402095058

Category: Education

Page: 309

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The high level Douro seminars are now a well-established tradition in the annual activities promoted by Hedda, a European consortium of nine centres and ins- tutes devoted to research on higher education, and CIPES, its Portuguese associated centre. At the seminars, each member of a small group of invited researchers presents and discusses an original research-based paper that is revised afterwards taking into account the comments of the participating colleagues. The revised papers form the basis for the annual thematic book published by Springer in the book series called Higher Education Dynamics (HEDY). Paying tribute to the regularity of the seminars, it was decided that the volumes originating from the initiative would be collected in a ‘series in the series’ called the Douro Series. Previous seminars were dedicated to in-depth analyses of different aspects of higher education systems and institutions, including institutional governance, the emergence of managerialism, markets as instruments of public policy, cost-sharing and accessibility of students to higher education and developments in quality assurance. The present volume aims at analysing the change process which the European university is undergoing as a consequence of European integration efforts. In the case of higher education, these have materialised, amongst other things, in the - plementation of the Bologna process, while the Lisbon summit also has important consequences for the university. In March 2000, the Lisbon European Council set the goal for the EU to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society in the world by 2010.
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Integration and Inequality in Educational Institutions

Integration and Inequality in Educational Institutions

Persistent inequality in educational attainment and its institutional context. European Sociological Review 24(5): 543–565. Powell, J.J.W., N. Bernhard, and L. Graf. 2012a. The emerging European model in skill formation: comparing ...

Author: Michael Windzio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400761193

Category: Education

Page: 310

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This volume addresses questions that lie at the core of research into education. It examines the way in which the institutional embeddedness and the social and ethnic composition of students affect educational performance, skill formation, and behavioral outcomes. It discusses the manner in which educational institutions accomplish social integration. It poses the question of whether they can reduce social inequality, – or whether they even facilitate the transformation of heterogeneity into social inequality. Divided into five parts, the volume offers new insights into the many factors, processes and policies that affect performance levels and social inequality in educational institutions. It presents current empirical work on social processes in educational institutions and their outcomes. While its main focus is on the primary and secondary level of education and on occupational training, the book also presents analyses of institutional effects on transitions from vocational training into tertiary educational institutions in an interdisciplinary and internationally comparative approach.
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Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence

Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence

Equity and Integrity in Financing in the Context of Institutional Diversity There are many voices expressing concern regarding the level of the corruption in the educational system, starting at the top, where the laws of education are ...

Author: Dima, Alina Mihaela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466659995

Category: Education

Page: 516

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With an increase in global competition among universities and national higher education systems, educational programs desire to offer compatible content without losing their competitive advantage. Because of this balance, the issue of convergence, along with its benefits and limits, has emerged. Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence aims to identify the indicators that meet the consensus of the academic community and higher education management experts. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which measures should be taken to improve convergence pace and avoid potential pitfalls; this reference book is a useful resource for academics and students, as well as specialists, policy makers, and professionals connected with the educational sector.
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Europeanisation in Teacher Education

Europeanisation in Teacher Education

Nevertheless, teacher education systems are characterised by historical traits linked to national and institutional contexts which still determine the negotiation between European and domestic processes, perhaps to a greater extent in ...

Author: Vasileios Symeonidis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000260120

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This book explores the phenomenon and process of Europeanisation in the field of teacher education. Drawing on comparative case studies in Austria, Greece and Hungary, it examines empirical data and analyses key themes around the continuum of teacher education, the development of teacher competence frameworks, and the support to teacher educators. The book is the first of its kind to systematically research the landscape of European teacher education, exploring the interactions between national and European influences in the trajectory of teacher education policy and practice. Chapters offer an original and in-depth understanding of European influences that draw on evidence from policy documents and interviews with relevant stakeholders. It argues that teacher education systems are being Europeanised, although at different speeds and directions for each country. Factors such as the socio-political and economic contexts, historical traits and policy actors’ preferences at both national and institutional levels determine the translation process. This book will be of great interest for academics, educational researchers, practitioners and policymakers in Europe and beyond, informing wider discussions about the emerging European context in teacher education, education policy and what it means to be a European teacher.
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