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  • 2-December-2014

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    Man with a mission (OECD Education Today Blog)

    David Puttnam had a storied 30-year career as an independent film producer (The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, to cite just a few of his award-winning films) before he retired from film production to focus on public policy related to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries.

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  • 25-November-2014

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 26 - Learning Begets Learning: Adult Participation in Lifelong Education

    In Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, participation rates in adult education and learning are over 60%, but they are one-third – or below – in Italy, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic.

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  • 25-November-2014

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    Does lifelong learning perpetuate inequalities in educational opportunities? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.

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  • 18-November-2014

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    What PISA can – and can’t – tell us about adults’ skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Can PISA results predict the quality of a country’s labour force one decade later? To find out, we compared some of the results from the PISA 2000 and PISA 2003 tests with results from the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC).

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  • 18-November-2014

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    PISA in Focus No. 45 - Do countries with high mean performance in PISA maintain their lead as students age?

    Countries where 15-year-old students perform at high standards internationally tend to be the same countries where these young adults tend to perform well at the age of 26 to 28.

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  • 18-November-2014

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    A chance to design the way forward for education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Want to get involved in shaping the future of education? As the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) reach their 2015 deadline, several international groups, including the OECD, are formulating a new set of goals and targets for sustainable development… and we’d like to know what you think.

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  • 18-November-2014

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    A Skills beyond School Review of South Africa

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report on South Africa looks at these and other questions.

  • 13-November-2014

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    Under the radar? Professional education and training (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A recent review of the United States concluded that in the decade to 2018, nearly one third of job vacancies will require a post-secondary qualification of some sort, but less than a four year degree.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Skills beyond School - Synthesis Report

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes? How can employers and unions be engaged? This report synthesises the findings of the series of  country reports done on skills beyond school.

  • 13-November-2014

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    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United States

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United States.

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