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  • 14-September-2015

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    Innovation and education reforms critical to diversifying Chile’s economy - OECD

    The end of the mining boom has highlighted the urgent need for Chile to diversify its economy away from commodity-intensive sectors, according to a new OECD report presented by Secretary-General Angel Gurría today.

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  • 8-September-2015

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    Back – and looking ahead – to school (OECD Education Today Blog)

    It’s that time of year; and as sure as there are new pencil cases on desks, pristine notebooks in backpacks and fresh textbooks with nary a wrinkle up their spines, there’s a new batch of OECD reports ready to inform and challenge your thinking about education.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    A picture of working students in OECD countries

    The combination of work and study has been hailed as crucial to ensure that youth develop the skills required on the labour market so that transitions from school to work are shorter and smoother. As a result, many governments encourage learning on the job, particularly when it comes as part of certified programmes such as vocational education and training pathways (VET) or apprenticeships.

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  • 27-August-2015

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    The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures (Singapore, October 14-15 2015)

    The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures will explore forward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. The Conference will bring together some 500 participants from over 40 countries, representing senior government officials, higher education administrators, academics and practitioners, for an engaging exchange of ideas and best practices.

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  • 25-August-2015

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    (Learning) time is on their side (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Got a minute? How about 218 of them? That’s the average amount of time students in OECD countries spend in mathematics class each week (although to some, it feels like an eternity). Spare a thought, though, for students in Chile: they spend about twice that amount of time (400 minutes, or 6 hours and 40 minutes) each week in maths class. But who’s counting?

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  • 25-August-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 54 - Is spending more hours in class better for learning?

    There is no real consensus on how much class time is enough when it comes to learning mathematics, science and reading. But educators and policy makers generally agree that while it’s important for students to spend considerable time in school lessons to acquire new skills, spending more hours and minutes in class is not enough to ensure that students succeed in school.

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  • 21-August-2015

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    Denmark: Still worth getting to (OECD Education Today Blog)

    An open, liberal economy combined with redistribution and social welfare: The Danish model has largely weathered the storm of the financial and euro crises. Yet, when looking at education and integration, not all is rosy in the Kingdom of Denmark.

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  • 19-August-2015

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    Too small to “productively” use skills at work?

    Human capital is key for economic growth. Not only is it linked to aggregate economic performance but also to each individual’s labour market outcomes. However, a skilled population is not enough to achieve high and inclusive growth, as skills need to be put into productive use at work.

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  • 13-August-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 34 - What are the advantages today of having an upper secondary qualification?

    In most OECD countries, the large majority of adults had at least an upper secondary qualification in 2013, making the completion of upper secondary education the minimum threshold for successful labour market entry and continued employability or the pursuit of further education.

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  • 13-August-2015

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    What are the risks of missing out on upper secondary education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In just a couple of decades, upper secondary schooling has been transformed from a vehicle towards upward social mobility into a minimum requirement for life in modern societies.

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