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Jobs, wealth and individual well-being depend on what people can do with what they know. There is no shortcut to equipping people with the right skills and to providing them with opportunities to use their skills effectively. If there’s one lesson the global economy has taught us, it is that governments cannot simply spend their way out of a crisis.
This OECD Skills Strategy Spotlight sets out how the tax code affects skills development decisions, individuals’ and companies' skills decisions.
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Presentation on lessons for Sweden in light of the PISA 2012 results.
This diagnostic report identifies 12 skills challenges for Norway which were distilled from a series of interactive diagnostic workshops held with a range of stakeholders. It marshals a wide array of relevant OECD evidence to shed further light on these challenges. It also offers some concrete examples of how other countries are tackling similar skills challenges.
The School Resources Review provides analysis and policy advice on how to distribute, utilise and manage resources so that they contribute to achieving countries’ educational objectives to the fullest. It reviews policy evidence to help governments achieve effectiveness and efficiency in education.
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Across OECD countries, 18% of students skipped classes at least once in the two weeks prior to the PISA test, and 15% of students skipped a day of school or more over the same period.
There is increasing recognition that early childhood education and care (ECEC) provides a crucial foundation for future learning and helps to develop the cognitive and non-cognitive skills shown to be important for future success. There is also growing recognition thatthe magnitude of the benefits is conditional on “quality”, but there has been no consensus on what constitutes quality.
Partners of the OECD LEED project on "Local economic strategies for shrinking and ageing labour markets", a 2013-2014 study.
Much of the media coverage around PISA focused on the strong performance of Asia’s students, leaving many to wonder why other countries failed to score as high.