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The present paper draws extensively on an earlier paper (Watts, 2009) prepared for the previous OECD review of initial VET, “Learning for Jobs” (OECD, 2010). Some of the current paper focuses specifically on career guidance provision within post-secondary vocational institutions; some more generally on post-secondary vocational programmes regardless of where they are offered. Attention will also be given to the career guidance needs
This report was prepared to help the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic better understand the reasons for the dramatically low performance of Kyrgyz students in the 2006 PISA survey, despite significant resources and efforts invested in education by schools, parents and government.
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Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
This report will be useful for professionals in Santa Catarina as well as their Brazilian and international counterparts.
This report discusses the most relevant issues concerning using student test results in OECD countries. Initially the report provides an overview of how student test results are reported in OECD countries and how stakeholders in these countries use and perceive of the results.
This paper reviews international research in the field of dropout from upper secondary education and training in OECD countries in order to present possible solutions to policymakers faced with the completion challenge.
Governments need to become more effective in matching students’ and workers’ skills to the new needs of markets and having effective teachers that can do the job, according to Angel Gurría.
Education ministers met at the OECD on 4-5 November 2010. They focused on how to foster human and social capital for the benefit of their post-crisis economies and societies.
OECD-CELE is preparing an exceptional publication: the Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities. Sixty projects from 28 countries will be included in it; among these, there are six particularly remarkable ones and one overall outstanding design. Read on..
The OECD-Ontario Seminar on Improving Equity in Education, held in Toronto on 26 October 2010, was jointly organised by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the OECD to discuss Ontario’s policies and strategies, in the framework of the OECD project Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work.