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Is there a "new learning economy"? Do regions and cities play new roles in terms of governance and intervention in order to promote learning, innovation, productivity and economic performance at the local level? Such questions are high on the pol...
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In 1995 the OECD published the first comprehensive set of data intended to provide a comparative review of the educational provision for students with disabilities and disadvantages in OECD countries. That study found that although there were technical difficulties in making comparisons due to definitional differences among countries, sufficiently large differences did appear to exist among the countries to indicate the occurrence of
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Social exclusion has become one of the important themes in contemporary social policy debates in OECD countries. While there is a considerable debate about the precise meaning of the term (Evans, Paugham, and Prelis, 1995, Atkinson, 1998a, Klasen...
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Children's vulnerability to adverse social and economic circumstances is well established. Socio-economic background is one of the main predictors of cognitive development that provide the underpinnings of educational achievement, and on which mu...
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During the 1960's, beginning with the Great Society initiatives of the Johnson administration, there was an enlargement of existing policies and creation of new policies and programs to address the issue of poverty in the United States. In the 19...
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If cities, in the global age, are to address the twin tasks of economic regeneration and social inclusion they will require a renaissance in learning (EC/Fast). This challenge is to develop the capabilities (Sen, 1985; 1990; Nussbaum and Sen, 1...
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The concept of "social exclusion" was first popularised in 1974 in France, by René Lenoir the then Secretary of State for Social Action and was used to refer to the "physically disabled", the "mentally disabled" and the "socially maladjusted". Len...
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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.
How did the transition from compulsory education to work change during the 1990s and which types of transition policies worked best? The experiences of 14 OECD countries are examined in this volume to address these two key questions. This study r...