In some respects, Spain has joined the ranks of countries with a modern, responsive and creative system of tertiary education. But the tertiary system must accelerate the pace of reform to respond to the social and economic pressures facing Spain.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Spain.
Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.
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The purpose of this activity is to provide policymakers with options for developing systems to recognise non-formal and informal learning; to effectively implement the agenda; and determine under what conditions recognition of non-formal and informal learning can be beneficial for all.
Two companion volumes focusing on the improvement of school leadership. Volume 1 provides a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership. Volume 2 examines measures taken in five countries.
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This Country Background Report for Spain was prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
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The sustainable education campus project for San Agustín de Guadalix is based on an innovative concept of urbanism and architecture. The campus design and landscape aim to support training and exemplify sustainability.
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This Country Note on Spain forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. This is a collaborative project to assist the design and implementation of tertiary education policies which contribute to the realisation of social and economic objectives of countries.
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This note contrasts key findings for Spain with global trends among OECD countries, under the headings: quantity and quality challenges, equity challenges, and resource and efficiency challenges.