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  • 8-July-2013

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    Students – the migrants everyone wants

    International students are one of the fastest growing parts of the global education system. In just 20 years their numbers have more than doubled, and there are now over 4 million young people currently studying abroad to get their degree

  • 5-July-2013

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    Competitions: the secret to developing and measuring skills? (Interview with David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer of WorldSkills International)

    David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer of WorldSkills International spoke to us of the international skills extravaganza (WorldSkills Leipzig 2013) going on now, between 2-7 July.

  • 5-July-2013

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    Education Indicators in Focus 14 - How is international student mobility shaping up?

    Between 2000 and 2011, the number of international students has more than doubled. Today, almost 4.5 million tertiary students are enrolled outside their country of citizenship.

  • 5-July-2013

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    Advanced vocational training in Germany provides sought-after skills but needs compulsory standards in teaching and examination

    The transition from school to work in Germany is remarkably smooth. An excellent vocational education and training (VET) system ensures that young people are well-prepared when they enter the labour market and can find jobs that match their qualifications.

  • 3-July-2013

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    OECD report on vocational training in Austria calls for continued diversity and increased co-ordination

    There are few OECD countries where vocational education and training (VET) is held in such high regard or takes so many forms as in Austria. Some 60 percent of young Austrians aged between 25 and 34 have completed a VET course below tertiary level (vocational school or technical college).

  • 2-July-2013

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    Education reform in Korea

    The rapid expansion of education in Korea is exceptional and has played a key role in its economic development. Sustaining Korea’s growth potential in the face of demographic headwinds requires further improving the education system to boost productivity growth.

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  • 26-June-2013

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter June/July 2013

    Bringing you the highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

  • 26-June-2013

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    Assessing the efficiency of welfare spending in Slovenia with data envelopment analysis

    This paper derives estimates of the efficiency of welfare spending in Slovenia and the other OECD countries from data envelopment analysis based on model specifications used in earlier OECD studies.

  • 25-June-2013

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    Education: The best protection against an economic crisis

    The insight that education is valuable both to individuals and to countries is not new. Using continuously improving data and statistical tools, we have come to understand and appreciate the magnitude of education’s impact on employment, income, health and life opportunities in general.

  • 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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