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  • 8-October-2013

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    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    England should expand provision of postsecondary vocational programmes, says OECD

    England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.

  • 19-September-2013

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    Improving school-to-work transitions in New Zealand

    The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.

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  • 17-September-2013

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    Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights

    Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights summarises the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance.

  • 6-September-2013

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    Financial education and women

    Both women and men need to be sufficiently financially literate to effectively participate in economic activities and to take appropriate financial decisions for themselves and their families, but women often have less financial knowledge and lower access to formal financial products than men. Women therefore have specific and additional financial literacy needs.

  • 2-September-2013

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    Improving Education in Mexico: A State-level Perspective from Puebla

    This book suggests strategies for building an education model that could inspire other Mexican states and fuel federal reform efforts.

  • 29-August-2013

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    PISA in Focus 31: Who are the academic all-rounders?

    The rapidly growing demand for highly skilled workers has led to a global competition for talent. High-level skills are critical for creating new knowledge and technologies and for sparking innovation; as such, they are key to economic growth and social development.

  • 16-July-2013

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    PISA in Focus N°30: Could learning strategies reduce the performance gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students?

    Students who know how to summarise information tend to perform better in reading. If disadvantaged students used effective learning strategies to the same extent as students from more advantaged backgrounds do, the performance gap between the two groups would be almost 20% narrower.

  • 11-July-2013

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    OECD: Postsecondary education key to maintaining global standing of U.S. workforce

    09/07/2013 - The United States should improve postsecondary career and technical training provisions to help students transition smoothly into education programs and the labor market, according to a new OECD report published today.

  • 11-July-2013

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    Video: Barbara Ischinger on tackling the global talent gap

    Dr Barbara Ischinger, Director of Education and Skills, OECD, France - Better Skills, Better Lives (Tackling the global talent gap - Global Skills Exchange, Leipzig Germany, 6th July 2013)

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