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  • 20-April-2017

    English

    The Netherlands should step up its efforts to give people the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, according to a new OECD report.

    The Dutch education system and the skills of the Dutch population are very strong overall. But there are concerns that too many people in the Netherlands are not developing the “right” skills to succeed or taking sufficient responsibility for maintaining and further developing their skills in adulthood.

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  • 11-April-2017

    English

    Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A recently published OECD publication, The Nature of Problem Solving: Using Research to Inspire 21st Century Learning, explores the concept of problem solving in great depth.

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  • 6-April-2017

    English

    Building tax systems to foster better skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Investing in skills is crucial for fostering inclusive economic growth and creating strong societies. In an increasingly connected world, skills are particularly important for citizens to get the most out of new forms of capital, such as big data and robotics.

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  • 28-March-2017

    English

    Adult Skills in Focus No. 5: Do socio-economic disparities in skills grow between the teenage years and young adulthood?

    The striking cross-national variation in socio-economic disparities in skills gaps among 15-year-olds, and the evolution of these gaps between the ages of 15 and 27, raises the question of what policies and institutional arrangements may explain such variability.

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  • 27-January-2017

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 48 - A snapshot of 50 years of trends in expanding education

    Countries have seen a major increase in the educational attainment level of their populations. In 1965, only 43% of young adults aged 25-34 had attained upper secondary education or higher on average across OECD countries. Fifty years later, upper secondary education had almost doubled with attainment levels reaching 84% in 2015.

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  • 27-January-2017

    English

    Who are the winners and losers of the expansion of education over the past 50 years? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Modern education systems, which are open to the middle classes and the poor, not just the elites, were established during the first industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • 26-January-2017

    Spanish, PDF, 2,870kb

    EDIF 40 en español - Las habilidades de los profesores para las TIC y la resolución de problemas: Competencias y necesidades

    El sector de la educación obtuvo buenos resultados en las habilidades para las TIC y para la resolución de problemas, aunque si se les compara a las de sectores de actividades profesionales, científi cas y técnicas, todavía va por detrás.

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  • 20-December-2016

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No 47 - How are health and life satisfaction related to education?

    Since 2009, Education at a Glance (EAG) has included an indicator on education and social outcomes using data from different surveys.

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  • 20-December-2016

    English

    Education and skills foster health and well-being, but why is this a problem? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Traditional economics measure the benefits of education and skills in its economic gains in employment or earnings.

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  • 5-December-2016

    English

    Discover your talent! (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In a changing and more competitive job market, Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivers specific skills and knowledge for the jobs of today and tomorrow, leading to great careers and good life prospects.

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