In the early 1990s, in the midst of a major economic slump, the Finnish government embarked on a strategy to re-mold Finland into a knowledge society. A key element in this strategy was to raise the knowledge and skill levels of the population by...
As individuals and nations increasingly recognize that high levels of knowledge and skills are essential to their success, spending on education is increasingly considered an investment in the collective as well as individual future. Investment i...
This publication aims to identify what works in adult learning, drawing on the experience of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (England). It examines ways to motivate adults to learn and methods to deliver appropriate services.
This activity was set into motion to contribute towards making lifelong learning a reality for all, through understanding adults' access and participation in education and training and enhancing policies to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.
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Within the framework of the Russia Programme of the OECD Centre for Co-operation with Non- Members (CCNM) and as part of the follow-up to the Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education and Research Policy in the Russian Federation, the Directorate for Education, Employment and Social Affairs launched a pilot project in 1999 on intellectual property and research management in Russian universities. The area of
In February 2002 the Secretariat, in partnership with the European Learning Account Project, organised a first international seminar to develop a strategy for documenting and exchanging experience with promising approaches to the finance of lifel...
This conference brought together the experience of 22 countries in measuring social capital. Options were proposed for improvements in measurement and comparability. The papers are available.
To meet a continuing growth in demand for learning, OECD countries seek to provide a wider array of education and training opportunities for learners in their earliest years through adult life. There are also pressures to ensure that resources ar...
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Learning is an essential basis for progress in the 'knowledge society'; it is critical for economic growth and social welfare. OECD Member countries have committed themselves to making lifelong learning a reality for all. But the resources requir...
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