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  • 27-April-2016

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    Adult Skills in Focus No. 3 - What does age have to do with skills proficiency?

    The Survey of Adult Skills finds that adults aged 55 to 65 are less proficient in literacy and numeracy than adults aged 25 to 34. But differences in skills proficiency that are related to age vary widely across countries, implying that skills policies can affect the evolution of proficiency over a lifetime.

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  • 27-April-2016

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    Going grey, staying skilled (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Increased life expectancy represents one of the great achievements of modern societies: living longer and better has been a dream of past generations. At the same time, it implies changes to many aspects of life.

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  • 22-April-2016

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    How well are teachers doing in solving problems using ICT? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    If one were to ask ministers of education what they consider to be the most important factor determining the quality of their education systems, the odds are high that they would refer to the quality of the teaching work force.

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  • 22-April-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 40 - Teachers’ ICT and problem-solving skills: Competencies and needs

    The education sector performs well for information and communication technology (ICT) and problem-solving skills, although it still lags behind the professional, scientific and technical activities sector.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    Adult Skills in Focus No. 2: What does low proficiency in literacy really mean?

    The Survey of Adult Skills finds that even adults with the lowest proficiency in literacy possess some basic reading skills, although the level of these skills varies considerably across countries.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    Making literacy everybody’s business (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Ensuring that all people have solid foundation skills has become one of the central aims of the post-2015 development agenda.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 39 - The internationalisation of doctoral and master's studies

    One in ten students at the master’s or equivalent level is an international student in OECD countries, rising to one in four at the doctoral level.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Is international academic migration stimulating scientific research and innovation? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Today, around 5 million students study and do research in a country other than their own, attracted by the quality of overseas universities and willing to complement their education portfolio with international experience.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of the Slovak Republic

    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 should the programmes be funded?  How should they be linked to academic and university programmes?  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.

  • 28-January-2016

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    Why do we bother with qualifications? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Why do we bother with qualifications? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

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