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  • 30-September-2015

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    Are the world’s schools making inequality worse? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The answer appears to be yes. Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Spain’s future prosperity depends on skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Spain is emerging from a challenging period. The good news is that the economy has returned to moderate growth and unemployment rates are falling. Yet Spain’s progress along the path to inclusive growth may well falter if steps are not taken today to boost skills outcomes.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Spain’s future prosperity depends on raising skill levels and removing barriers to employment

    While the economy is showing clear signs of recovery and unemployment levels are falling, further action is needed to improve people’s skills in Spain and remove barriers to innovation and employment, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-September-2015

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - September 2015

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

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  • 15-September-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 55 - Who are the best online readers?

    The top-performing country in the PISA assessment of digital reading was Singapore, followed by Korea, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Canada and Shanghai-China.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Students, computers and learning: Where’s the connection? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Totally wired. That’s our image of most 15-year-olds and the world they inhabit. But a new, ground-breaking report on students’ digital skills and the learning environments designed to develop those skills, paints a very different picture.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    New approach needed to deliver on technology’s potential in schools

    Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills.

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  • 14-September-2015

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    Innovation and education reforms critical to diversifying Chile’s economy - OECD

    The end of the mining boom has highlighted the urgent need for Chile to diversify its economy away from commodity-intensive sectors, according to a new OECD report presented by Secretary-General Angel Gurría today.

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  • 8-September-2015

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    Back – and looking ahead – to school (OECD Education Today Blog)

    It’s that time of year; and as sure as there are new pencil cases on desks, pristine notebooks in backpacks and fresh textbooks with nary a wrinkle up their spines, there’s a new batch of OECD reports ready to inform and challenge your thinking about education.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    A picture of working students in OECD countries

    The combination of work and study has been hailed as crucial to ensure that youth develop the skills required on the labour market so that transitions from school to work are shorter and smoother. As a result, many governments encourage learning on the job, particularly when it comes as part of certified programmes such as vocational education and training pathways (VET) or apprenticeships.

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