The Review was initiated by the OECD Education Committee in 1996. The actual reviewing of the OECD countries began in 1998 and was completed in 2004. Twenty countries particited in the review: Australia, Austria, Belgium (two communities), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.
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Chile has experienced major political, economic and social changes in the last three decades. Three democratic governments led by the same political coalition (Concertación de Partidos por la Democracia) have taken the reins of the country since 1990 after 17 years of an authoritarian military government. The military government (1973-1990) carried out a reform program of the school system in Chile aiming to decentralize its
Reform of education, training and human resource management is an integral part of the transition to a democratic society and to economic prosperity. Efforts undertaken in educational work are an undeniable contribution towards fostering peace, human rights and a sustainable, secure environment, which are fundamental to achieving stability in a country. Bulgaria has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1990. Today,
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Articles: Hungary modernises its schools through PHARE; Norway improves its school design; International organisations for safer schools; An innovative school revisited: Leith Academy and the projects that followed; A meeting place to learn in rural Iceland; A new library for Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; The Lycée français in New York, a showcase for the French-speaking community; A building development plan at Laval
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PEB Exchange (en español) no. 51 - Febrero 2004 La revista de la OCDE para la construcción y el equipamiento de la educación
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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.
The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational building.
Articles in CELE Exchange/PEB Exchange, book reviews and an online database.
Ian Whitman is Head of the Programme for Co-operation with Non Member Economies in the Directorate for Education in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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A glossary of education terms, from the publication Education at a Glance 2006.