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This is the dissemination conference of the OECD activity: The role of national qualifications systems in promoting lifelong learning. It will take place in Dublin on 20-21 October, 2005. The conference is co-organised by the OECD and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (acting on behalf of the Irish Department of Education and Science and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment).
This publication provides policy guidance in an area that has been given little policy priority until recent years. It brings together key lessons from 17 OECD countries, providing evidence on the strategies in place to improve adults’ participation in learning.
Summary of the results of the OECD's Definition and Selection of Competencies (DeSeCo) Project which provides a framework that could guide the longer-term extension of PISA assessments into new competency domains.
Major education reforms are under way around the world in response to the demands of making lifelong learning opportunities available to all. The 2004 edition also includes a summary of recent major education policy changes across a wide range of fields in OECD countries.
Teaching and research in Danish universities are of high quality. The number of Nobel prizes awarded to Denmark is outstanding. Danish universities are among the best resourced among OECD countries. But they need to change and develop to respond to rapidly changing demands placed on them. Reforms are particularly needed to strengthen universities’ contribution to society and the economy. This calls for major changes in the area of
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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.
Educational attainment is an ever more important factor in shaping young people’s life chances. In the OECD countries, upper secondary diplomas have become a minimum for successfully entering the labour market and a basis for further participation in lifelong learning.
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The fundamental goal of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is to shed new light on the twin processes of skill gain and loss. This is achieved through measurement of prose and document literacy of adults for a second time in some countries. Further, the study has extended the range of skills measured by adding problem solving, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) skill. This allows one to examine
The first workshop of countries participating in the OECD Thematic Review of Tertirary Education will be hosted by Switzerland and will take place in Berne, on 6-7 June 2005.