A team of four to six reviewers undertakes an intensive case study visit, which aims to provide the review team with a variety of perspectives on tertiary education policy. It includes discussions with a wide range of informants.
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This Country Background Report for Iceland was prepared for the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
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This Country Background Report for the OECD review of the Norwegian tertiary education system has been written by NIFU STEP, an independent research foundation, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research.
The objectives of the WEI programme are to: explore education indicator methodologies; reach consensus on a set of common policy concerns amenable to cross-national comparison and agree upon a set of key indicators that reflect these concerns; review methods and data collection instruments needed to develop these measures; and set the direction for further developmental work and analysis beyond this initial set of indicators. This
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.