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Questions To Ask When Reading Research... (Paul Thomas)

Paul Thomas is a veteran high school English teacher and now academic. This particular post I liked because of the sensible questions he poses when readers inspect research studies, policy articles, and blogs that too often mix fact with opinion in unseemly ways. Read more...

- AFS Research

For more than half a century, AFS has led research efforts that are focused on achieving a deeper understanding of the impact of exchange programs. Read more...

- NAFSA on impact

Nafsa publish interesting reports on different sorts of impact of international mobility. Read more...

- Why employers value intercultural skills

Janice Mulholland, higher education manager for British Council USA, summarises new research about how employers in nine countries view the role of intercultural skills in the workplace. We launched the report today at our Going Global conference. Read more...

- Take part in Erasmus Impact Study

ESN, together with CHE Consult (DE), Brussels Education Services (BE) and the Compostela Group of Universities (ES), will carry out an impact study on the Erasmus programmes launched by the European Commission in 2012. The consortium led by CHE Consult will conduct a comprehensive study investigating on the impact of the Erasmus programme on students, staff, institutions and business. Read more... or Take part...

- Forschungsdatenbank IJAB

IJAB: Fachstelle fuer Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.
Die Forschungsdatenbank ist ein gemeinsames Arbeitsvorhaben von IJAB und dem Forscher-Praktiker-Dialog Internationale Jugendarbeit. In der Datenbank werden ausgewählte Beiträge zur internationalen Jugendarbeit sowie zum pädagogischen Kinder- und Jugendreisen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis dokumentiert. Sie wird sukzessive erweitert und enthält zunächst über 140 ausgewählte Beiträge aus dem ehemaligen "Jahrbuch für Jugendreisen und internationalen Jugendaustausch" (1960 - 2002) sowie dem "Forum Jugendarbeit International" (seit 1996). (Germany, in German only). Read more...

- Vlaamse Indicatoren voor Erasmus

Met de publicatie van VLINDER (Vlaamse Indicatoren voor Erasmus) wil EPOS specifieke gegevens over de uitvoering van het Erasmusprogramma in Vlaanderen ontsluiten. Het is de bedoeling om met deze VLINDER indicatoren bepaalde ontwikkelingen en trends in verband met studenten- en docentenmobiliteit binnen Erasmus regelmatig en systematisch op te volgen. Read more... (Belgium, in Duch only!)

- Orientation : les pratiques d’information des jeunes changent la donne

Que savons-nous sur l’information des jeunes dans le domaine de l’orientation ?
Les études de l’INJEP révèlent des pratiques hétérogènes selon les profils et les parcours, où les relations de proximité et l’estime de soi jouent un rôle essentiel. Ces études pointent aussi un système d’information trop descendant, trop cloisonné, et la nécessité d’articuler numérique et relation humaine. (France, In French only, PDF). Read more...

- L'information des jeunes et internet : études, recherches et actions

De gérard marquié le 24 octobre 2012. Support d'une intervention réalisée le mardi 23 octobre 2012 à Toulouse lors d'une rencontre régionale du réseau information jeunesse à l'occasion des 30 ans du centre régionale information ... (France, In French only, Slideshare) Read more...


- Alle studenten naar het buitenland in 2020?

Waarom werven bedrijven internationaal talent aan? In een bevraging van de Europese Commissie blijkt dat op de eerste plaats ‘het belang van een vreemde taal’ daar het antwoord op is. Daarnaast komen ook de interculturele en socio-communicatieve competenties sterk naar voren.
We kunnen dus besluiten dat een Eramuservaring zeker een meerwaarde voor studenten biedt. Wanneer studenten een kwaliteitsvolle periode in het buiteland presteren, betekent dat voor ondernemers meer dan enkel een extra lijntje op de CV. Ze zien hen als 'ondernemende’ studenten, en dat waarderen ze. (Belgium, In Dutch only) Read more...


- Broadening Horizons - Breaking through the barriers to overseas study

A new research report produced by Education Intelligence, the British Council’s global research arm, provides an unprecedented look into the perceived barriers to overseas study on the part of UK and US students.Inadequate access to information about overseas education opportunities was cited as one of the main reasons why students didn’t pursue overseas study, as were perceptions of higher cost. Read more...

- Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds

A lack of fluency in a foreign language or a reluctance to leave family and friends have often been seen as hurdles to studying abroad. But a far greater deterrent, according to a survey of more than 10,800 British and American students, may simply be a lack of information about overseas study. "access to and information about the options available are the first barriers that students face." Read more...

- Faciliter la mobilité internationale des jeunes en mission locale ou en apprentissage

"Constatant que la mobilité internationale des jeunes reste encore aujourd’hui limitée et qu’elle profite essentiellement aux jeunes majoritairement diplômés, sans difficultés supposées de future insertion, notamment professionnelle, la Mission locale du Bassin d’emploi du Grand Besançon a investi une expérimentation sociale en réponse à l’appel à projets lancé par Martin Hirsch en avril 2009. Cette dernière a souhaité se concentrer sur la mobilité des jeunes de 16 à 25 ans peu ou pas qualifiés (niveau IV et infra), apprentis ou accompagnés par la Mission Locale et habitant la Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Besançon (CAGB), territoire à la fois urbain et rural." (France, PDF, French only) Read more...

- Global Reach, Global Impact

Discover the impact of ECA programs on a global scale. Exchange programs supported by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have made leaps and bounds in cross-cultural diplomacy, research, leadership, and education. Read more...


- The Bologna process: its impact in Europe and beyond

Series: Fundamentals of educational planning, UNESCO publication (PDF, free) Read more...

- What's keeping 80% of UK students from studying abroad

The British Council’s Elizabeth Shepherd delves into new research that explains why some students decide to study abroad while others stay at home.
Our research showed there is great interest from both UK and US students in pursuing overseas study. But with 80 per cent of UK students planning to stay in the UK, this could be improved. Perhaps the greatest take-away from our study should be that ‘Broadening Horizons’ must begin at home. Greater emphasis needs to be given to the early development of soft skills with a clear line drawn between intercultural skills and future employment opportunities. Includes study "Broadening Horizons Breaking through the barriers to overseas study" in PDF Read more...

- The EU Citizens’ Agenda, Europeans have their say

In 2012 The European Commission invited citizens all overEurope to tell about their experiences with their EU rights – and about their expectationsfor the future. Nearly 12 000 people and organisations replied, makingthis the largest public consultation of the Commission ever. The interesting results, including chapters on free movement, studying and working in another EU country, are now available for download as a free PDF-document. Read more...


- The role of migrant labour supply in the Canadian labour market

One of the major objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is to support Canada’s economy and competitiveness. Canada’s immigration program does this by attracting new immigrants, helping them integrate into the labour market and ensuring that success is attainable for all newcomers. Current demographic trends indicate that these newcomers will play an increasingly important part in the labour market. This is underscored by the twin demographic challenges on the horizon: the first being the retirement of a large number of baby boomers and second, a limited number of new workers who are coming from domestic sources. The central questions addressed in this paper, then, are how will the Canadian labour market evolve over the coming decade and what will be the role of the immigration program in this challenging environment? (PDF-document) Read more...


- Measuring and Assessing Internationalization

Zeroing in on institutional performance and the outcomes of student learning are two complementary and crucial frameworks for evaluating the results of internationalization, writes author Madeleine F. Green in a new NAFSA e-publication. Green, former vice president at American Council on Education, and current senior fellow at NAFSA and at the International Association of Universities, asserts that institutions can and should work on these frameworks simultaneously and use them to inform each other. Multiple sources of reference for this are given throughout the paper. Read more...


- Binding the internationals

The battle for brains is increasingly being fought by all nations. Today’s talents are tomorrows knowledge workers. Lector Jos Walenkamp (The Hague University) studied the key factors that make international students stay abroad after graduation. One of the recommendations is that foreign students needs more concrete career counselling. Read more...


- What International Prospective Students Actually Think

Hobsons the leader in recruitment, communication and student success solutions for higher education announced the key findings of the first survey of international students to the UK; Competing Globally: Understanding Prospective International Student Decision Making. Duncan Findlater, Director of Product and Client Services said “To date there has been little research and therefore poor data on prospective international student behaviour and decision making. Working with our partner universities we have been able to mobilise a unique data set of prospective international students.” Read more...