Skills beyond school

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  • Skills Topic

    Today we rely on information and communication technologies and devices that hadn’t even been imagined just 30 years ago. The set of skills we need to participate fully in and benefit from our hyper-connected societies and increasingly knowledge-based economies has changed profoundly too.

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  • Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)

    The Survey of Adult Skills measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper. Results from this survey will be announced 8 October 2013.

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  • Education & Skills Online Assessment

    EDUCATION & SKILLS ONLINE is an assessment tool designed to provide individual-level results that are linked to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) measures of literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. All results are comparable to the measures used in PIAAC and can be benchmarked against the national and international results available for the participating countries. In addition, the assessment contains non-cognitive measures of skill use, career interest, health and well-being, and behavioral competencies.

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Education at a Glance 2016

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.

Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

This volume reports results from the 24 countries and regions that participated in the first round of the survey in 2011-12 (first published in OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills) and from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round in 2014-15 (Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey). It describes adults’ proficiency in the three information-processing skills assessed, and examines how skills proficiency is related to labour market and social outcomes.

OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education , social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector is also crucial. The publication, which builds on the results of the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) presented in the first edition of the Skills Outlook, also presents examples of successful policies in selected countries.

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Adults, Computers and Problem Solving - What's the Problem | 23 June 2015

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments, along with measures concerning the use of ICT and problem solving. The Nordic countries and the Netherlands have the largest proportions of adults (around 40%) who score at the higher levels in problem solving, while Ireland, Poland and the Slovak Republic have the smallest proportions

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Skills Beyond Schools Synthesis Report | 27 November 2014

Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes? How can employers and unions be engaged?  This report synthesises the findings of the series of  country reports done on skills beyond school.

More reports and papers

Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands
Andreas Schleicher | April 20

Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them?
Dirk Van Damme | April 11

Building tax systems to foster better skills
Pascal Saint-Amans and Andreas Schleicher | April 6

Have emerging Latin American countries chosen quantity over quality in education?
Dirk Van Damme | March 31

Who are the winners and losers of the expansion of education over the past 50 years?
Dirk Van Damme | January 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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News and events

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Register for the webinar - OECD Skills Outlook 2017 - Skills and Global Value Chains (Thursday May 4, 2017 16h Paris time)

April 20 2017 - The Netherlands should step up its efforts to give people the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, according to a new OECD report.

Archived webinar - Tax incentives to invest in education and skills

Education Indicators in Focus No. 50 - Educational attainment and investment in education in Ibero-American countries

Adult Skills in Focus No. 5: Do socio-economic disparities in skills grow between the teenage years and young adulthood?

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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