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  • 6-November-2012

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education - Mexico

    The purpose of the review is to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. The Review looks at the various components of assessment and evaluation frameworks that countries use with the objective of improving student outcomes. These include student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation.

  • 5-November-2012

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    Education Indicators in Focus N. 8 - Is increasing private expenditure, especially in tertiary education,associated with less public funding and less equitable access?

    Between 2000 and 2009, total expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP rose by 0.88 percentage points from 5.34% to 6.22%; the increase came from both public and private sources.

  • 30-October-2012


    Technology and game theory

    Mobile phones and e-books are already essential school supplies on many university campuses. But they’re just slide rules compared to what education tools might look like in a few years.

  • 29-October-2012


    Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012

    In Colombia, the beginning of a new century has brought with it a palpable feeling of optimism. Colombians and visitors sense that the country’s considerable potential can be realised, and education is rightly seen as crucial to this process. As opportunities expand, Colombians will need new and better skills to respond to new challenges and prospects.

  • 18-October-2012


    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Luxembourg

    A central drive of recent educational policy making in Luxembourg has been to develop evaluation instruments to strengthen the focus on student performance and progress in classrooms, schools and at the policy-making level within the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP).

  • 15-October-2012


    What the D in OECD stands for, by Barbara Ischinger, Director for Education and Skills

    Did you know that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development helped to lay the groundwork for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Even though Development is part of our name, there are many people who don’t realise just how much of our resources are devoted to developing economies and not only to the development of the OECD’s 34 member countries.

  • 8-October-2012


    OECD Tohoku School - Open Educational Resources (OER)

    OECD Tohoku School - Open Educational Resources (OER)

  • 4-October-2012

    English, Excel, 5,098kb

    Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care - Japan

    ECEC is a topic of increased policy interest in Japan where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector.

  • 4-October-2012


    Are countries educating to protect against unemployment? by Dirk Van Damme

    More people than even before now reach a level of educational attainment equivalent to upper secondary education. The available evidence is very conclusive: this level of education can be considered a minimum level to ensure a job and a living wage.

  • 3-October-2012

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 7 How well are countries educating young people to the level needed for a job and a living wage October 2012

    In many OECD countries, upper secondary attainment is becoming the minimum qualification level.

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