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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.
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...
Norway is a test-bed for the implementation of a bold vision of lifelong learning. There is broad and strong political support within Norway for lifelong learning as a next logical step for a highly developed country with a highly educated popula...
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For the past three years, and in response to the request of Education Ministers in OECD, CERI has launched a major study on the importance of ICT in education. The focus has been on ICT's impact on educational innovation and reform, student lea...
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This report on education in Moldova has been prepared within the framework of the Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members (CCNM) of the OECD as part of its programme of co-operation with the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. The Secretari...
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The level and types of adult education and training in an economy depend on a variety of factors including its political, social and economic structure. This is particularly important in Canada. Canada is a federal state with legislative authority shared by the federal government, ten provincial governments andthree territorial governments. The country is vast, and its population of 31 million is concentrated in a few cities and along