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Did you know that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development helped to lay the groundwork for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Even though Development is part of our name, there are many people who don’t realise just how much of our resources are devoted to developing economies and not only to the development of the OECD’s 34 member countries.
Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta in Canada, was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) Conference, held at OECD headquarters in Paris this past September. Marilyn Achiron, Editor at the OECD’s Education Directorate, spoke with her about a variety of subjects
OECD Tohoku School - Open Educational Resources (OER)
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ECEC is a topic of increased policy interest in Japan where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector.
More people than even before now reach a level of educational attainment equivalent to upper secondary education. The available evidence is very conclusive: this level of education can be considered a minimum level to ensure a job and a living wage.
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In many OECD countries, upper secondary attainment is becoming the minimum qualification level.
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Articles: Norway’s day-care initiative: a municipal approach; School closures and community revitalisation: the case of Óbidos, Portugal
Michael Davidson, Head of Early Childhood Education and Schools Division (Directorate for Education)
A modern day Bulgarian proverb says “What money can’t buy, a lot of money can”. Sadly, the truth of this popular wisdom holds well beyond the country it comes from. Sadly too, it seems to work well in schools and universities. Year by year Transparency International (TI), an international anti-corruption NGO, publishes data on the perceptions and experience of people from around the globe...
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This instructive publication, Teaching Practices and Pedagogical Innovation: Evidence from TALIS, is using the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2008 data. It precisely identifies and arranges profiles in relation to two connected areas of professional teacher practices: classroom teaching practices and participation in professional learning communities.