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  • 25-June-2013

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    Value of education rises in crisis but investment in this area is falling, says OECD

    The jobs gap between well-educated young people and those who left school early has continued to widen during the crisis. A good education is the best insurance against a lack of work experience, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

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  • 21-June-2013

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    Skills Development and Training in SMEs

    The report discusses the results of the OECD “Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs” (TSME) project which examines access to training by SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries: New Zealand, Poland, Belgium, UK, Turkey and Canada. The book analyses the policy issues related to both low access by SMEs, and how to recognise the increasing importance of informal training and skills development methods. The book looks at how both formal and alternative ways of training and skills development interact and identifies impacts at three levels; for the firm and employees; for the industry; and for the local area where the firm is located.

    The report pays special attention to the development of entrepreneurial skills and the emerging area of “green skills”. This focus is not just because ‘green skills’ represent the next new training opportunity – the de-carbonisation of economies that will occur over the coming decades represents an industrial transformation on the scale of the microelectronics revolution - but in many ways the response to the green economy is at an emerging stage- this means we have the opportunity to implement lessons from previous successful practices into a skill development area that will have enormous reach.

  • 20-June-2013

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    Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables

    Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables

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  • 17-June-2013

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    Learning to Teach: Teaching to Learn

    One thing we have learned from surveying teachers around the world as part of our Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is that teachers everywhere want more professional development.

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  • 14-June-2013

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    Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators

    Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in more than 40 countries, including OECD members and G20 partners.

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  • 11-June-2013

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    PISA in Focus 29: Do immigrant students’ reading skills depend on how long they have been in their new country?

    In most OECD countries, newly arrived 15-year-old immigrant students show poorer reading performance than immigrant students who arrived in their new country when they were younger than five.

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  • 11-June-2013

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    Policy determinants of school outcomes under model uncertainty: evidence from South Africa

    In this paper we assess the determinants of secondary school outcomes in South Africa. We use Bayesian Averaging Model techniques to account for uncertainty in the set of underlying factors that are chosen among a very large pool of explanatory variables in order to minimize the risk of omitted variable bias.

  • 5-June-2013

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    BBC - Fukushima schools re-build after disaster - by Andreas Schleicher

    How do you re-build an education system destroyed by a disaster? The OECD's Andreas Schleicher describes the efforts in Japan, two years after the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

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  • 30-May-2013

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    Newsroom - OECD countries commit to action plan to tackle youth joblessness

    30/05/2013 - OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work.

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  • 30-May-2013

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    Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship - Adopted on 29 May 2013

    Document C/MIN(2013)5 from the meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013 - Adopted on 29 May 2013

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