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  • 25-August-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 54 - Is spending more hours in class better for learning?

    There is no real consensus on how much class time is enough when it comes to learning mathematics, science and reading. But educators and policy makers generally agree that while it’s important for students to spend considerable time in school lessons to acquire new skills, spending more hours and minutes in class is not enough to ensure that students succeed in school.

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  • 21-August-2015

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    Denmark: Still worth getting to (OECD Education Today Blog)

    An open, liberal economy combined with redistribution and social welfare: The Danish model has largely weathered the storm of the financial and euro crises. Yet, when looking at education and integration, not all is rosy in the Kingdom of Denmark.

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  • 19-August-2015

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    Too small to “productively” use skills at work?

    Human capital is key for economic growth. Not only is it linked to aggregate economic performance but also to each individual’s labour market outcomes. However, a skilled population is not enough to achieve high and inclusive growth, as skills need to be put into productive use at work.

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  • 13-August-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 34 - What are the advantages today of having an upper secondary qualification?

    In most OECD countries, the large majority of adults had at least an upper secondary qualification in 2013, making the completion of upper secondary education the minimum threshold for successful labour market entry and continued employability or the pursuit of further education.

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  • 13-August-2015

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    What are the risks of missing out on upper secondary education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In just a couple of decades, upper secondary schooling has been transformed from a vehicle towards upward social mobility into a minimum requirement for life in modern societies.

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  • 4-August-2015

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    What do youth think? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Interview with Allan Päll - Secretary General of the European Youth Forum

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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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  • 28-July-2015

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    Tax literacy for school children and university students is key for fostering a culture of tax compliance

    Taxpayer education is the bridge linking tax administration and citizens and a key tool to transform tax culture. Covering innovative strategies in 28 countries, this publication offers ideas and inspiration for taxpayer education, literacy and outreach. The presentation ceremony, which took place in Bolivia, was attended by representatives of EuropeAid, EUROsociAL, Bolivia's National Tax Service and the OECD.

  • 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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