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  • 29-July-2015

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    Future Shock (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Education occurs in many forms; it’s not the same as schooling.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Breaking down the silo: connecting education to world trends (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Did you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the obesity epidemic sweeping across all OECD countries? Or what the impact of increasing urbanisation might be on our schools, families, and communities?

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  • 16-July-2015

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    How to help adult learners learn the basics (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Research shows that programmes to improve adults’ basic skills need to use awareness-raising measures (like the adult education weeks promoted in Denmark and Finland) and national campaigns (as conducted in France and Luxembourg) to encourage interested, but reluctant adults to participate.

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  • 16-July-2015

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    Early childhood education and care pedagogy review: England

    This review describes variations in, and evidence for, pedagogical approaches in formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings; how pedagogy is monitored; and which policies affect pedagogical practice. Its specific focus is on comparisons of England (United Kingdom) with Japan, France, Germany, Denmark and New Zealand.

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  • 15-July-2015

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    Teachers in the digital world (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The use of ICT for students’ projects or class work is an active teaching practice that promotes skills for students’ lifelong success.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 53 - Can the performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students be closed?

    The share of students with an immigrant background increased between 2003 and 2012, both in traditional and new destination countries. The performance difference in mathematics between immigrant and non-immigrant students decreased, on average, between 2003 and 2012.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No.33 - Focus on vocational education and training (VET) programmes

    In 2012, in more than one-third of OECD countries, over half of all upper secondary students participated in pre-vocational or vocational programmes but less than 30% of those students were exposed to work-based learning. Countries with well-established and high-quality vocational and apprenticeship programmes have improved youth employment opportunities.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Are vocational programmes preparing school leavers for a risky job market? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    One of the most dramatic consequences of the economic crisis has been the soaring levels of youth unemployment in several OECD countries; and the hesitant recovery of the past years was insufficient to improve the job prospects of young people.

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  • 23-June-2015

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    What computer skills can do for you (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) permeate every aspect of our lives, from how we work, to how we “talk” with friends, to how we participate in political processes. But what are the returns to “digital skills” – the capacity to use digital devices and applications to access and manage information and solve problems – on the labour market? Do they help land a job or earn higher wages?

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  • 18-June-2015

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    Early Childhood Education and Care Policy Review - Norway

    Norway’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has experienced a strong expansion over the last decade. More children than ever are enrolled in its kindergartens.

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