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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 – Kazakhstan

    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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  • 21-June-2017

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

    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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  • 21-June-2017

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    Starting Strong 2017 - Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

    Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can help lay the foundations for future skills development, well-being and learning. Having timely, reliable and comparable international information is essential to help countries improve their ECEC services and systems. For over 15 years, the OECD has been conducting policy analysis and gathering new data on ECEC. For the first time, this report brings together all the key ECEC indicators in one volume. It presents an exhaustive overview of ECEC systems and provision as well as trend data and information on recent reforms. The report takes a hard look at issues such as access and governance, equity, financing, curriculum, the teaching workforce and parent engagement. Key challenges for improving the ECEC sector are identified.
    With around 45 charts and data for the 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries, the publication also includes a great deal of new material. It offers new data on ECEC provision and intensity of participation for children under the age of three (based on an improved typology of settings). It also presents new indicators on the profile of ECEC staff (e.g. level of qualification, teacher salary and organisation of working time) and on equity in access to ECEC. New PISA 2015 analyses help highlight the relationship between the number of years of ECEC and academic performance at age 15, and the effects of ECEC attendance on health and well-being, and mothers’ employability.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 13-June-2017

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

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

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