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The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is designed to assess the current state of the skills of individuals and nations in the new information age.
The importance of knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals and society is widely accepted among policymakers in OECD countries. At least at the discourse level, a well-educated, knowledgeable, highly qualified citizenry is seen as playing an eminent role in facing the challenges of the present and the future.
To date, the major impetus in OECD countries for efforts in the area of key competencies has come from the business
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School buildings were examined on various levels at this seminar, and earthquakes and other natural disasters were considered, along with the latest thinking in these areas.
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The Swedish review visit took place on May 2nd through May 12th, 2000. The members of Steering Group, the authors of the Background Report and the members of the review team can be found in the Annexes 1 and 2 to this document. The review team would like to thank deeply the Pilot Group, theauthors of the Background Report and the persons who during the visit were able to give some information on the specificity and the success factors
This activity describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s, and the interaction between the education, labour and social policies that led to successful youth transitions.
Enormous investments are being made in computers and Internet connectivity for schools. The aim is to provide high-quality learning and teaching and equip young people for the knowledge society. But how are the benefits of this educational invest...
What will schools look like in the future? What big trends are most influential in shaping education and how might these unfold in coming years? What policy questions need to be tackled today to open up desirable pathways into the future? These a...
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This seminar in cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) will review the forces behind the change, the main trends, and the action programs striving either for transformation or for regional or international convergence and compatibility of HE systems.
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Articles: An International Campus in Switzerland; The Relationship Between Capital Investment and Pupil Performance: An Analysis by the United Kingdom; The School of the Future; Different Possible Futures for Schools and Their Buildings: The OECD Scenarios; The Intelligent School; The Impact of Time on the Design of Learning Environments; The Learning Environment: Reflections on the Function of Facilities
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Improving the quality of, and access to, early childhood education and care has become a major policy priority in OECD Member countries. The early years are increasingly viewed as the first step in lifelong learning and a key component of a succe...