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Curricula and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education and Care is an output of the Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Policy, a project launched by OECD’s Education Committee in March 1998. The impetus for the project came from the 1996 Ministerial meeting on Making Lifelong Learning a Reality for All. In their communiqué, the Education Ministers assigned a high priority to the goal of improving access to and
This project brings together public, private, and independent sectors in transnational partnerships to help empower disadvantaged youth in a number of different countries and situations and to understand the nature and dynamics of such partnerships.
The objective is to develop special needs education in Southeast Europe (SEE) countries through gathering statistics, setting up a data base, implementing teacher training and supporting national governments in the reform of their education systems concerning this field of education.
The goal is to develop comparable statistics and indicators on students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages (SENDDD) to inform national and international policy-making.
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We use the PISA student-level achievement database to estimate international education production functions. Student characteristics, family backgrounds, home inputs, resources, teachers, and institutions are all significantly related to math, science, and reading achievement. Our models account for more than 85% of the between-country performance variation, with roughly 25% accruing to institutional variation. Student performance is
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The current situation in France is not characterised by the shortage of candidate teachers experienced in some neighbouring countries. However, the age structure of the French population is not favourable in view of the high demand for new teachers to be met in the coming years as a result of the high expected number of retiring teachers. Hence, France will also be faced with the problem studied by the OECD. In fact, four factors will
Education has been a central priority for Chile since the return of a democratic government in 1990. Thanks to a sustained economic growth and a commitment to increasing public investment in education, Chile has made a number of key improvements to the education system during this period. A recent reform ensures twelve years of free and compulsory schooling for all Chilean children. Enrolment in secondary education has expanded
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Early childhood education and care experienced a surge of policy attention in OECD countries during the 1990s. Women – including mothers of young children - were joining the labour market in ever greater numbers, with a corresponding need for more childcare places and long-day kindergarten. Policy makers recognised that equitable access to quality early childhood education and care could both support the social needs of families and
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In April 2002 the OECD Education Committee launched the major Activity Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers. This is a collaborative project to assist governments design and implement teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. The project is to be concluded in 2004 when the final synthesis report is published.
The Review was initiated by the OECD Education Committee in 1996. The actual reviewing of the OECD countries began in 1998 and was completed in 2004. Twenty countries particited in the review: Australia, Austria, Belgium (two communities), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.