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This Country Background Report for the United Kingdom was prepared for the Department for Education and Skills as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the UK’s education system. The full edition “Education at a Glance: OECD indicators 2005” provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of education indicators enabling countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance.
View reports relating to a review of higher education institution support of regional development. These reports focus on the northeast of England.
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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 2004 edition of the publication Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems that represent the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally. The focus of this edition of Education at a Glance is
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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.
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Major changes were made to the UK higher education system in 1992. The previous binary division between the universities and the polytechnics and other colleges was ended and a unitary system of higher education established for the first time. Th...
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The University was formed as Sheffield Polytechnic through the merger of three Colleges of Art and Design, Commerce and Technology. Further mergers with three Teacher Training Colleges during the 1970s involved a name change, to Sheffield City Po...
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Cardiff is one of Britain's major universities, with its own Royal Charter and a history of service and achievement dating back to 1883. Its international reputation attracts staff and students from throughout the UK and from the rest of the worl...
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The OECD Thematic Review of the Transition from Initial Education to Working Life describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s. This is a country report on the United Kingdom.