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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
How well prepared are young adults to solve the problems that they will encounter in life beyond school, in order to fulfil their goals in work, as citizens and in further learning? For some of life’s challenges, they will need to draw on knowledge and skills learned in particular parts of the school curriculum: for example, to recognise and solve a mathematics-related problem.
Topics covered include the legislative framework; institutional arrangements for research and teaching; budgeting mechanisms; regional and international co-operation including EU policy initiatives; and the impact of brain drain and ageing on human resources.
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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.
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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This report forms a contribution to the OECD activity on ‘The Role of National Qualifications Systems in Promoting Lifelong Learning’. The activity, which was begun in 2001, is designed to investigate how different national qualifications systems influence the patterns and quality of lifelong learning within countries, and what actions within qualification systems countries can take to promote lifelong learning. It is examining
The goal of achieving lifelong learning is ambitious in its aims to engage all citizens in the process of learning. It is complex because it breaks with past education reforms by defining in new ways the content, place, timing and duration of learning.
This report summarises the important economic and financial challenges that lifelong learning poses. It reviews recent experience with initiatives to facilitate the co-financing of lifelong learning.
Every year, the EFA Global Monitoring Report assesses where the world stands on its commitment to provide a basic education to all children, youth and adults by 2015.Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards education for all.
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Presented at "Taking Fear out of Schools", an International Policy conference co-organised by the OECD, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education and Stavanger University College, (5-8 September 2004, Stavanger, Norway)