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  • 13-May-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 41 - How much do tertiary students pay and what public support do they receive?

    OECD countries differ significantly in the way spending on tertiary education is shared between public and private sources of funding, and in the financial support they provide to students.

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  • 27-April-2016

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    Adult Skills in Focus No. 3 - What does age have to do with skills proficiency?

    The Survey of Adult Skills finds that adults aged 55 to 65 are less proficient in literacy and numeracy than adults aged 25 to 34. But differences in skills proficiency that are related to age vary widely across countries, implying that skills policies can affect the evolution of proficiency over a lifetime.

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  • 27-April-2016

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    Going grey, staying skilled (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Increased life expectancy represents one of the great achievements of modern societies: living longer and better has been a dream of past generations. At the same time, it implies changes to many aspects of life.

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  • 22-April-2016

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    How well are teachers doing in solving problems using ICT? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    If one were to ask ministers of education what they consider to be the most important factor determining the quality of their education systems, the odds are high that they would refer to the quality of the teaching work force.

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  • 22-April-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 40 - Teachers’ ICT and problem-solving skills: Competencies and needs

    The education sector performs well for information and communication technology (ICT) and problem-solving skills, although it still lags behind the professional, scientific and technical activities sector.

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  • 21-April-2016

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    Education in Colombia

    How can Colombia improve both the quality and equity of its education system while also addressing efficiency challenges? Despite a fundamental transformation of its education system over the past two decades, Colombia faces two critical challenges: high levels of inequality from the earliest years and low levels of quality across its education system. This report assesses Colombia’s policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills from across the OECD. It analyses its education system’s major strengths and the challenges it faces, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. With insights drawn from international research, it offers recommendations on how Colombia can improve quality and equity to reach its goal of being the “most educated” country in Latin America by 2025. This report will be of interest in Colombia as well as other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.

  • 21-April-2016

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    Colombia’s moment of truth (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Over the past 15 years, Colombia’s education system has undergone an extraordinary transformation.

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  • 19-April-2016

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    PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework - Science, Reading, Mathematic and Financial Literacy

    “What is important for citizens to know and be able to do?” The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer that question through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills. The PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework presents the conceptual foundations of the sixth cycle of the triennial assessment. Similar to the previous cycles, the 2015 assessment covers science, reading and mathematics, with the major focus on scientific literacy this cycle. Financial literacy is also evaluated as an optional assessment, as it was in 2012.A questionnaire about students’ background is distributed to all participating students. Students may also choose to complete additional questionnaires: one about their future studies and career, a second about their familiarity with information and communication technologies. School principals complete a questionnaire about the learning environment in their schools, and parents of students who sit the PISA test can choose to complete a questionnaire about the home environment. Seventy-one countries and economies, including all 34 OECD countries, participated in the PISA 2015 assessment.

  • 14-April-2016

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    Adult Skills in Focus No. 2: What does low proficiency in literacy really mean?

    The Survey of Adult Skills finds that even adults with the lowest proficiency in literacy possess some basic reading skills, although the level of these skills varies considerably across countries.

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  • 14-April-2016

    English

    Making literacy everybody’s business (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Ensuring that all people have solid foundation skills has become one of the central aims of the post-2015 development agenda.

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