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  • 13-November-2014

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of the Netherlands

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report on the Netherlands looks at these and other questions.

  • 13-November-2014

    English, PDF, 426kb

    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United States

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United States.

  • 13-November-2014

    English, PDF, 457kb

    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United Kingdom

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United Kingdom.

  • 29-October-2014

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 25 Who are the doctorate holders and where do their qualifications lead them?

    Many countries have implemented reforms to develop and support doctoral studies and postdoctoral research, stressing the crucial role of doctorate students and degree holders in terms of economic growth, innovation and scientific research.

  • 4-September-2014

    English

    OECD Skills Strategy Action Report: Norway

    This report draws upon valuable insights provided by both governmental and non-governmental actors in Norway’s skills system to identify five key actions to maximise the skills of Norway's citizens.

  • 28-May-2014

    English, PDF, 2,317kb

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 23 - At what age do university students earn their first degree?

    Across OECD countries, the median age students first graduated from university fell by 6 months between 2005 and 2011.

  • 13-May-2014

    English, PDF, 2,297kb

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 22 - How much time do primary and lower secondary students spend in the classroom?

    Students in OECD countries are expected to receive a total of 7 751 hours of instruction on average during their primary and lower secondary education – the bulk of that time is compulsory.

  • 2-May-2014

    English, PDF, 1,907kb

    EDU NAEC Paper Series n° 1. How closely is the distribution of skills related to countries’ overall level of social inequality and economic prosperity?

    Skills are critically important for the economic performance of countries. Greater proficiency in key skills among workers drive productivity and participation in the labour force, thus leading to increased growth and prosperity. In turn, higher economic output provides individuals, companies and the state with the resources to improve the opportunities for acquiring and developing skills.

  • 29-April-2014

    English, PDF, 1,502kb

    A Skills beyond School Review of Israel

    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 can employers and unions be engaged? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.

  • 7-April-2014

    French, PDF, 2,092kb

    Indicateurs de l'éducation à la loupe No. 17 - Les filières professionnelles du deuxième cycle du secondaire améliorent-elles les perspectives d’emploi des jeunes adultes ?

    Pour un tiers de la population des pays de l’OCDE, le niveau de formation le plus élevé atteint est un diplôme d’une filière professionnelle du deuxième cycle de l’enseignement secondaire. On estime qu’environ la moitié de cette population obtiendra un diplôme d’une filière professionnelle au cours de sa vie.

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