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  • 21-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education

    The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by an appropriate and aligned curriculum. Transitions like these enhance the likelihood that the positive impacts of early learning and care will last through primary school and beyond.  While transition policies have been on the agenda of many countries over the past decade, little research has been done into how OECD countries design, implement, manage and monitor transitions. Filling these gaps is important for designing early years’ policies that are coherent, equitable and sustainable.

    This report takes stock of and compares the situation across 30 OECD and partner countries, drawing on in-depth country reports and a questionnaire on transition policies and practices. It focuses on the organisation and governance of transitions; and the policies and strategies to ensure professional, pedagogical and developmental continuity between early childhood education and care settings and schools. The report describes the main policy challenges highlighted by participating countries, along with a wealth of practical strategies for tackling them. The publication concludes with six “cross-cutting” pointers to guide future policy development.

  • 21-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report – Denmark

    SThe transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by an appropriate and aligned curriculum.

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  • 21-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report – Norway

    The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by an appropriate and aligned curriculum.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 73 - Do students spend enough time learning?

    In some countries and economies, such as Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong (China), Qatar,Thailand, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, students spend at least 54 hours per week learning at and outside of school combined, whereas in others, like Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay, students spend less than 40 hours studying.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Studying more may not make you a top-performer (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As this month’s PISA in Focus reveals, students spend considerably more time learning in some countries than in others, but this does not necessarily translate into better learning outcomes.

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  • 19-June-2017

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    Who makes it into PISA? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Unlike earlier PISA reports, the 2015 PISA report (Volume I and Volume II) highlights differences in sample coverage – how many students were eligible to participate in PISA – between countries.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Register for the webinar - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education (Wednesday, 21 June, at 17:00 Paris time)

    Join Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, and Éric Charbonnier, analyst in the Early Childhood and Schools division, who will present the main findings from Starting Strong V - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Education Policy Outlook Country Profile - Sweden

    This policy profile on education in Sweden is part of the Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries.

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  • 13-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report – Finland

    The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by an appropriate and aligned curriculum.

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  • 13-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report – Slovenia

    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report – Slovenia

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