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Denmark should build on the strengths of its vocational and educational training programme to ensure that young people enter the labour market with the skills companies need and to meet the national goal of having 60% of young people enter higher education by 2020, according to a new OECD report.
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The immigrant population in Denmark is one of the smallest in Western Europe, but it is made up of highly diverse groups coming from about 200 different countries.
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The present country report describes the context of the policies and provisions related to support and aid for students with disabilities or learning difficulties in Denmark. It also describes the key factors that are influencing transition policies in the educational field for disabled students and includes references and descriptions of related factors in the field of employment.
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The focus of this report is on migrant education policies and practices. However, some information on general immigration and integration policies and approaches is provided in order to place education policies in overall national policy contexts.
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In April 2005, the Government set up a Globalisation Council, with representation from employers, trade unions, major education and research institutions and companies advising the Government on a strategy for Denmark in the global economy. The council came up with a strategy published in April 2006 containing 350 specific initiatives; two thirds of which concern education, training and research.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría emphasised the importance of vocational training and education, and highlighted the OECD’s role in developing policies and identifying best practices in these areas.
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) has taken the initiative to conduct an international survey on what kinds of Knowledge Management practices are used in the private sector, and how effective these are perceived to...
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The Danish economy has recently been in a relatively stable state, with low inflation. GDP growth slowed from 3% in 2000 to 1.25% in 2001 The unemployment rate in 2000 was the lowest for 25 years, at 4.5% (compared with an OECD average of 6.3%); ...
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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.