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The purpose of this activity is to provide policymakers with options for developing systems to recognise non-formal and informal learning; to effectively implement the agenda; and determine under what conditions recognition of non-formal and informal learning can be beneficial for all.
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This Country Background Report for Australia was prepared for the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
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Report produced by the Australian authorities focusing on Australia's performance in PISA 2003
- PISA 2003 Australian National Report Summary
View reports relating to a review of higher education institution support of regional development. These reports focus on the Sunshine-Fraser Coast, Australia.
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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Presented at "Taking Fear out of Schools", an International Policy conference co-organised by the OECD, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education and Stavanger University College, (5-8 September 2004, Stavanger, Norway)
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The Australian higher education system has some unique characteristics compared to other countries in the OECD. It is essentially a national system with mostly public and relatively homogenous universities. Almost all of the higher education provision is through universities and each of them seeks to provide a comprehensive range of courses and engage in research. There are 39 universities, including 2 private universities –
This major project was carried out to assist governments with designing and implementing teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. View reports on Australia, one of 25 countries that took part.
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Reviews of quality initiatives in higher education have become a regular part of academic life throughout the western world. The University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWS Nepean) has agreed to participate in the project organised by the Organisat...
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This review of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs.