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As individuals and nations increasingly recognize that high levels of knowledge and skills are essential to their success, spending on education is increasingly considered an investment in the collective as well as individual future. Investment i...
This forum addressed forward thinking, innovation and school system change, and covered case studies and reform programmes.
This publication aims to identify what works in adult learning, drawing on the experience of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (England). It examines ways to motivate adults to learn and methods to deliver appropriate services.
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Articles: School safety in France; New South Wales School design projects; Review of building quality using post-occupancy evaluation; Two vocational training schools in Quebec; Australia's Oak Valley Aboriginal School; Public/Private Partnerships in Quebec.
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How well can young people read, as they approach the end of their basic education? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey provides a more complete answer to this question than has previously been possible at an inte...
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As part of a study of guidance systems in Member State, in a perspective of lifelong learning, which the European Commission is undertaking in co-operation with OECD, the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC) was commis...
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It has almost become a truism that including students with disabilities in mainstream schools is the preferred form of provision. Most countries in Europe have this as their goal and it has been the policy of the European Union for some years. But what is the current situation in relation to this goal for secondary education? This paper will use data gathered by OECD to throw light on this question. The data come from two sources.
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This paper will provide an overview of the work being carried out at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (OECD/CERI) in the field of social exclusion as it applies to children. In particular it will focus on disabled and disadvantaged children and young people since these are the ones who are most likely to be at risk of exclusion and are areas in which the OECD has
This activity was set into motion to contribute towards making lifelong learning a reality for all, through understanding adults' access and participation in education and training and enhancing policies to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.