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 International Children's Day: new report by Save the Children on the living conditions of children worldwide   

On the occasion of the International Children's Day on 1st June 2017, the organisation Save the Children published a report called "Stolen Childhoods" which analyses the living conditions of children around the world.

  Support mechanisms for evidence-based policy-making in education.

 Focus on: Education systems in a post-truth world (Eurydice Publication)   

"There is no denying that evidence and those providing it are under fire in the public debate. The word 'post-truth' has become so ubiquitous in our everyday discussion of politics that the Oxford English Dictionary has declared it its Word of the Year 2016. Evidence, or 'facts' are arguably increasingly replaced by deep-held beliefs that many politicians regard as true despite there either being no evidence to support them or even ample proof to contradict them. This development inevitably leads to the question: Can you run an education system on beliefs alone?" Eurydice publication, 31 March 2017, authors: Franziska Böhm and Jari Matti Riiheläinen

  UNESCO’s Education Evaluations in 2016 – A Review.;

"UNESCO completed 12 education related evaluations in 2016. Part A of this review presents the key insights and lessons learned from those evaluations. These learnings are designed to help enhance UNESCO’s leadership and coordination of the SDG 4 [Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for [...]

  University Autonomy in Europe III.
Country Profiles.;

"In 2007 the European University Association (EUA) started to collect data on university autonomy to provide a foundation for a Europe-wide comparable database through the analysis of certain crucial aspects of autonomy. The starting point for this was rooted in the basic four dimensions set out in EUA’s Lisbon declaration from the same year, that is to say, organisational, [...]

  Inclusive Early Childhood Education: An Analysis of 32 European Examples.

Zur Erstellung eines Modells für inklusive Arbeit in der vorschulischen Bildung wurden 32 Beispiele aus Europa einer qualitativen Analyse unterzogen. Der Beitrag entstand im Rahmen des Projektes mit dreijähriger Laufzeit. Die Daten sind auf dem Stand von August 2015.;;;This report is part of the three-year Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE) project running from 2015 to [...]

  Migrants’ competence recognition systems.
Controversial links between social inclusion aims and unexpected discrimination effects.;

"An adequate incorporation of migrants in the labour market, able to fully unleash their potential, is a major challenge for EU development. In this direction, the recognition of migrants skills, knowledge and competence acquired in formal and non/informal contexts represents a crucial issue. Based on a comparative research work conducted at European level, this paper [...]

 Guide to Brazilian Higher Education Courses in English 2016   

The British Council and the Brazilian Association for International Education FAUBAI published this 2016 guide which informs on English language courses at Higher Education institutions in Brazil. This guide will certainly be helpful beyond the year 2016. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

 Education in Emergencies: Case of a Community School for Syrian Refugees (Rabia Hos 2016)   

Published in: European Journal of Educational Research, v5 n2 p53-60 2016. -- "With the break of the civil war in Syria, many Syrians have been displaced either internally or as refugees. Turkey, one of the leading host of Syrian refugees, has made changes to the policies to accommodate the needs of Syrians. Education is one of the most prominent needs of displaced refugee children. While 80 percent of refugee children living in camps have access to formal education, only small number of children living outside the camps are attending schools. With the increased number of children, many of the governmental organizations, municipalities, and NGOs have been involved in an effort to establish schools for Syrian refugee children living outside of the camps. This article reports the results of a study conducted at a newly established host community school for Syrian refugee children in the City of Gaziantep during the 2014-2015 school year. The aim of the study was to look at the experiences of administrators, teachers, and a parent who were involved in the establishment of the schools. The study made use of qualitative case study methodology, where interviews, focus group, and field notes were the data sources. The results of the study indicated that there were many systematic challenges involved in the establishment of the school, but nevertheless the teachers, administrators and the parents were happy to have the opportunity to be involved in this effort. The curriculum used in the school provided cultural relevance for the students and made their transition to the context easier. Although the school was established with support from the municipality for that year, there were not solid plans in place to provide sustainability of the school. This study provides a unique insight into the current status of Syrian refugee children living in Turkey and should serve as a bridge to policy makers in designing educational programs for refugees." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]

 Tackling with Refugee Children’s Problems in Turkish Schools (Aysun Dogutas, 2016)   

Article published in: Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n8 p1-8 Aug 2016. -- "The main aim of this study is to produce a solution to improve the refugee and asylum seeker students' adaptation to the Turkish schools and classrooms by using action research approach which is often preferred for solving the problems encountered by the educators. The sample of the study consists of selected students at a primary school in Denizli province in 2014-2015 academic years. This sample consists of one school and 14 students. It uses qualitative data collection tools including teacher and principal interviews, student interviews, and observation of the researcher and implementers. Results showed that the action research is useful. Having special education helped refugee and asylum seeker students to read, write and speak the Turkish language quicker and have communication and adaptation to their classmates and teachers easier." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]

  Inclusive Education: Global Diffusion and Local Translations [Themenheft].[zeitschrift]=ZEI1009&tx_p2waxmann_pi2[ausgabe]=AUG100250&tx_p2waxmann_pi2[action]=ausgabe&tx_p2waxmann_pi2[controller]=Zeitschrift&cHash=37988b3a639abb28fb00a78c3de5be46

Durch die Behindertenrechtskonvention der Vereinten Nationen wird eine völkerrechtlich bindende Grundlage bezüglich der Teilhabe an Bildung geschaffen. Diese wird national und lokal in verschiedenen Staaten unterschiedlich rezipiert und vor dem Hintergrund der je spezifischen kulturellen, politischen und sozialen Rahmenbedingungen spezifisch in die Praxis übersetzt. Eine [...]

  The Trump Effect: The impact of the presidential campaign on our nation's schools.Teaching the 2016 election.

Der Bericht entstand infolge des US-amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes 2016. Mehrfach wurde Präsidentschaftskandidat Donald Trump darin für seine rassistische und Minderheiten diskriminierende Rhetorik kritisiert. Eine Umfrage unter US-Lehrern analysiert den Einfluss, den dies auf Schüler in den USA hat. "Die Umfrage mit dem Titel 'Der Trump-Effekt: Der Einfluss der [...]

 Education & training in Europe: investment on the rebound but inclusion remains a challenge (07.11.16)   

"This year's edition of the Commission's Education and Training Monitor shows progress towards important EU targets, but also highlights that Member States need to make their education systems more relevant and inclusive, in particular regarding the integration of newly arrived refugees and migrants." European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 7 November 2016

  Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe 2015/16.Eurydice - Facts and Figures.

2015/16 stiegen die Gehälter für Lehrkräfte an öffentlichen Schulen in 24 Ländern bzw. Regionen, während sie in 16 weiteren stabil blieben. Insgesamt zeigt sich, dass die Gehälter bzw. die tatsächliche Kaufkraft stabil sind und im Vergleich höher liegen als im Vorjahr, jedoch teilweise noch unter dem Niveau von 2009 liegen. (DIPF/GS).;;;In 2015/16, teachers' salaries increased [...]

 Education at a Glance 2016 - OECD Indicators   

"Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, [Education at a Glance] provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 35 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries. It results from a long-standing, collaborative effort between OECD governments, the experts and institutions working within the framework of the OECD Indicators of Education Systems (INES) programme and the OECD Secretariat." [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

  Missing out: Refugee education in crisis.;

"This report tells the stories of some of the world's six million refugee children and adolescents under UNHCR's mandate who are of primary and secondary school-going age between 5 and 17. In addition, it looks at the educational aspirations of refugee youth eager to continue learning after secondary education. Education data on refugee enrolments and population numbers is [...]

  Educational sciences in the Netherlands: state of affairs and challenges

This paper reports on the state of affairs of the „Erziehungswissenschaften“ in the Netherlands. For this description of the educational sciences we primarily rely on a report written in 2014 by a committee that prepared a discipline plan educational sciences (CSO 2014). This report was commissioned by the association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU ...), the umbrella [...]

  Assessing advances and challenges in technical education in Brazil.   

 Examination and Evaluation of Websites of Science Centres in Turkey   

Science centres which have a considerable importance and functions in developed countries are intended to be popularized in Turkey. At this point considering the fact that the first contact between science centres and visitors is usually provided with websites, it is quite important that the content of these websites should be designed and developed to meet the needs of the visitors. From this point of view, the aim of this study is to examine the websites of the science centres in Turkey and to reveal at what level they meet the needs of the visitors. The research study was carried out via descriptive survey method and between September 14 and September 18, 2015 the key word "science centre" was searched on Google. Out of the science centres found, twelve science centres were included in the study. During the process of analysis of the documents obtained, two researchers examined every single data on the website separately and then they combined and tabulated them. Within this context, four main titles were obtained: a) information and news b) activities and the documents, c) Visuals, and d) Contact, Appointment, and Booking. At the end of the study, it was determined that under some circumstances the websites of the science centres were useful, where as they were inadequate under some conditions. [Abstract: Site editor’s information]

  Inklusion im internationalen Kontext. [Themenheft].

Das Themenheft 2016 (1) "Inklusion im internationalen Kontext" aus der Zeitschrift für Inklusion enthält folgende Artikel: ** Die Integration von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit einer Behinderung in einem inklusiven Bildungssystem am Beispiel Italien - Südtirol ** Sentiments, concerns and attitudes towards inclusive education - A comparison between teacher education students at [...]

 Call for papers: Amplifying refugee voices in European educational spaces   

A call for papers for the European Educational Research Journal. The submission deadline is May 13th 2016, the theme of this journal's issue will be "Amplifying refugee voices in European educational spaces". [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

  The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16: Schematic Diagrams

This report provides an overview of the structure of education systems in Europe for 2015/16. In total, 42 education systems are represented. Information covers the 28 EU Member States as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey. For each country, diagrams show how [...] 

  OER evidence report 2013-2014.Building understanding of open education.

Der OER Evidence Report 2013-2014 überprüft anhand von Interviews und der Auswertung einer weltweiten Umfrage in 11 Hypothesen den Einfluss und die Wirkung von Offenen Bildungsressourcen (OER). Erstellt wurde der Report vom OER Research Hub, ein Projekt, das am Institute of Educational Technology der Open University (OU) im Vereinigten Königreich angesiedelt ist. [...]

  World Education Research Yearbook 2015.   

"The World Education Research Association (WERA) is an association of major national, regional, and international specialty research associations dedicated to advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. WERA undertakes initiatives that are global in nature and thus transcend what any one association can accomplish in its own country, region, or area of [...]

  Being young in Europe today: 2015edition


The document presents some of Eurostat’s most interesting data on children and young people in the European Union. It gives an insight into the past, current and future situation of young citizens, ranging from attending school and participating in sport and leisure activities, health,participation in the digital world, to leaving the parental home and entering the [...]

  The structure of the European education systems 2014/15: schematic diagrams

The online version of the leaflet “The structure of the European education systems 2014/15: schematic diagrams”. "These diagrams represent the structure of mainstream education from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2014/15 academic year. Forty-four education systems are included covering 36 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (EU Member [...] 

 Special Report : Counter-Terrorism (University World News)   

"In this second special report on terrorism, University World News writers investigate the ways that higher education institutions around the world are developing methods to counter terrorism and de-radicalise young would-be terrorists." Content: GLOBAL: Countering new forms of violent extremism, Universities’ role in understanding terrorism; GERMANY: Students fear backlash after Paris attacks; AUSTRALIA: Protecting the nation from terrorism, Turning terrorists around – Here's how; NIGERIA Lecturers and students oppose Boko Haram; GREECE: Violence and terror endemic in society. University World News, 26 January 2015, Issue No:351 [Internationales, Deutschland, Griechenland, Nigeria, Australien]