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Everywhere skills transform lives, generate prosperity and promote social inclusion. And if there’s one lesson the global economy has taught us over the last few years, it’s that we cannot simply bail ourselves out of a crisis — stimulus plans and printing money can never be a lasting solution to our economic problems.
Education Policy Outlook reviews the current context and situation of the country’s education system and examine its challenges and policy responses.
In a global economy, the benchmark for educational success is no longer improvement by national standards alone, but the best performing school systems internationally.
Most students enjoy orderly classrooms for their language-of-instruction lessons.
Socio-economically disadvantaged students are less likely to enjoy orderly classrooms than advantaged students. Orderly classrooms – regardless of the school’s overall socio-economic profile – are related to better performance.
Children are starting school at an ever younger age,OECD’s recent Education at a Glance 2013 shows that in 2011 on average over 84% of all four year-old children were enrolled in some form of formal education, which is 5% more than in 2005.
The rapidly growing demand for highly skilled workers has led to a global competition for talent. High-level skills
are critical for creating new knowledge and technologies and for sparking innovation; as such, they are key to
economic growth and social development.
Big data is the foundation on which education can reinvent its business model and build the coalition of governments, businesses, and social entrepreneurs that can bring together the evidence, innovation and resources to make lifelong learning a reality for all.
Source d’informations précises et pertinentes, Regards sur l’éducation : Les indicateurs de l’OCDE fait figure de publication de référence sur l’état de l’éducation dans le monde.
Knowing the best way to summarise information you read is key to being a proficient reader. In fact, this month’s PISA in Focus suggests that if disadvantaged students – who consistently score lower on PISA assessments than advantaged students -- used the most effective learning strategies to the same extent as students from more advantaged backgrounds do, the performance gap between the two groups would shrink considerably.
Students who know how to summarise information tend to perform better in reading. If disadvantaged students used effective learning strategies to the same extent as
students from more advantaged backgrounds do, the performance gap between the two groups would be almost 20% narrower.