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  • 23-April-2015

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    The global talent pool has taken on a dramatically different look (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The world is living through one of its most extraordinary revolutions, with game-changing implications, many of them still unknown.

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  • 1-April-2015

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    Skills will drive inclusive economic growth in Portugal (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Skills will drive inclusive economic growth in Portugal

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  • 1-April-2015

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    OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report - Portugal 2015

    Skills and human capital are the bedrock upon which Portugal is building a new road to growth. After a challenging period characterised by high levels of unemployment, strong fiscal constraints and accelerated reform, Portugal has successfully completed a demanding adjustment programme and is setting its sights high.

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  • 20-March-2015

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    ISCED 2011 Operational Manual - Guidelines for Classifying National Education Programmes and Related Qualifications

    The structure of education systems varies widely between countries. In order to produce internationally comparable education statistics and indicators, it is necessary to have a framework to collect and report data on education programmes with a similar level of educational content. UNESCO’s International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is the reference classification for organising education programmes and related qualifications by education levels and fields. The basic concepts and definitions of ISCED are intended to be internationally valid and comprehensive of the full range of education systems.

    ISCED 2011 is the second major revision of this classification (initially developed in the 1970s and first revised in 1997). It was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011. Prepared jointly by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the OECD and Eurostat, this operational manual provides guidelines and explanatory notes for the interpretation of the revised classification, by each education level. It also includes country examples of programmes and qualifications that have been classified to ISCED 2011.

    This manual will be useful for national statisticians collecting and reporting data on education to international organisations, as well as for policymakers and researchers interested in better understanding of these data.

  • 17-March-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Why aren’t more girls choosing maths and science at university?

    Last Saturday, 14 April, Equal Pay Day reminded the world again of the large gap between men’s and women’s wages. Eradicating unjustifiable gender inequalities in earnings seems to be very hard to accomplish.

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  • 17-March-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus N°30 - What are the gender differences?

    Gender differences still exist in certain fields, with more men studying science, computing and engineering, and with women dominating education and health and welfare.

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  • 12-March-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus - other languages

    Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD’s Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Education and Skills Policies for the United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates is identified by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as one of the most rapidly improving education systems in the world. However its students still perform well below the levels expected in advanced economies.

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  • 2-February-2015

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    A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. This report on Egypt examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy,  how programmes should be funded,  how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can 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.

  • 29-January-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Who enjoys the opportunity to be better educated than their parents?

    Over the past decades, education systems have expanded enormously. They provide opportunities for many more students than before to access and succeed in secondary and tertiary education.

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