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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Sweden has been given highpriority for nearly three decades and is one of the cornerstones of Swedish familypolicy. Reforms in this area have also been widely supported in the SwedishRiksdag (Parliament). This has enabled implementation of a policy, whoseguidelines were drawn up by the Government at the beginning of the 1970s andwhich has since then been subsequently developed – child care
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In 1995 the OECD published the first comprehensive set of data intended to provide a comparative review of the educational provision for students with disabilities and disadvantages in OECD countries. That study found that although there were technical difficulties in making comparisons due to definitional differences among countries, sufficiently large differences did appear to exist among the countries to indicate the occurrence of
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Articles: City Learning Centres for the 21st Century (United Kingdom); School Premises and Violence; Invention, Maintenance and Renewal of Urban Educational Facilities; New Technology and Education in Finland; The Science Resource Area in the State-of-the-Art High School (USA).
Across the OECD, attention is focusing increasingly on what has been dubbed the "digital divide" - a term that refers to the gaps in access to information and communication technology (ICT). The stakes are high, as ICT is now integral to the soci...
This seminar was about advancing the understanding of knowledge management at organisation and enterprise levels, across sectors, in the emerging knowledge economy.
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The aims of the seminar are to advance our understanding of knowledge management at organisation and enterprise levels across sectors in the emerging knowledge economy and to develop a framework identifying good practices of knowledge management in enterprises and organisations across sectors. <
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During the 1960's, beginning with the Great Society initiatives of the Johnson administration, there was an enlargement of existing policies and creation of new policies and programs to address the issue of poverty in the United States. In the 19...
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Social exclusion has become one of the important themes in contemporary social policy debates in OECD countries. While there is a considerable debate about the precise meaning of the term (Evans, Paugham, and Prelis, 1995, Atkinson, 1998a, Klasen...
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Children's vulnerability to adverse social and economic circumstances is well established. Socio-economic background is one of the main predictors of cognitive development that provide the underpinnings of educational achievement, and on which mu...
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If cities, in the global age, are to address the twin tasks of economic regeneration and social inclusion they will require a renaissance in learning (EC/Fast). This challenge is to develop the capabilities (Sen, 1985; 1990; Nussbaum and Sen, 1...