Publication aimed at researchers, providing information required to understand the PISA 2003 database and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data.
Major education reforms are under way around the world in response to the demands of making lifelong learning opportunities available to all. The 2004 edition also includes a summary of recent major education policy changes across a wide range of fields in OECD countries.
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This document is a media release for the Synthesis Report on "Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers".
Teachers Matter provides a comprehensive, international analysis of trends and developments in the teacher workforce in 25 countries around the world; research on attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers; innovative and successful policies and practices that countries have implemented; and teacher policy options for countries to consider. While documenting many areas of concern about teachers and teaching, the report
Teaching and research in Danish universities are of high quality. The number of Nobel prizes awarded to Denmark is outstanding. Danish universities are among the best resourced among OECD countries. But they need to change and develop to respond to rapidly changing demands placed on them. Reforms are particularly needed to strengthen universities’ contribution to society and the economy. This calls for major changes in the area of
Educational attainment is an ever more important factor in shaping young people’s life chances. In the OECD countries, upper secondary diplomas have become a minimum for successfully entering the labour market and a basis for further participation in lifelong learning.
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Articles: The National Maritime College of Ireland; Selecting an asset management system for school buildings in Quebec; Energy-efficient renovation of educational buildings; Creating 21st century learning environments.
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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.
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The fundamental goal of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is to shed new light on the twin processes of skill gain and loss. This is achieved through measurement of prose and document literacy of adults for a second time in some countries. Further, the study has extended the range of skills measured by adding problem solving, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) skill. This allows one to examine