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Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education.
The 2003 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems that represent
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Over the last fifty years, the People’s Republic of China has, in the face of dramatic social, political and economic challenges, made enormous strides in developing an educational system, from pre-school through post-graduate levels, that attempts to deal with the dual responsibilities of the equity of educational access and the effectiveness and relevance of the teaching-learning process. In the last decade, this education system
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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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In many developed countries, the landscape of tertiary education has changed dramatically over the past three decades. Many countries have established, or substantially expanded, institutions that are clear alternatives to traditional universities — institutions I call, for lack of any better term, tertiary colleges for those with both academic and occupational programs, and tertiary institutes for those with occupational programs
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In many developed countries, the landscape of tertiary education has changed dramatically over the past three decades. Many countries have established, or substantially expanded, institutions that are clear alternatives to traditional universities This paper examines those institutions.
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...
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.
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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...