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How well prepared are young adults to solve the problems that they will encounter in life beyond school, in order to fulfil their goals in work, as citizens and in further learning? For some of life’s challenges, they will need to draw on knowledge and skills learned in particular parts of the school curriculum: for example, to recognise and solve a mathematics-related problem.
Learning for Tomorrow's World – First Results from PISA 2003 presents initial results from the PISA 2003 assessment.
Learning for Tomorrow's World: First results from PISA 2003 presents initial results from the PISA 2003 assessment. The report goes well beyond an examination of the relative standing of countries in mathematics, science and reading. It also looks at a wider range of educational outcomes that include students’ motivation to learn, their beliefs about themselves and their learning strategies.
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This publication addresses the following policy issues: how to widen access to career guidance; ways of improving the quality of career information; ensuring that staff qualifications meet policy objectives; and improving strategic leadership.
Topics covered include the legislative framework; institutional arrangements for research and teaching; budgeting mechanisms; regional and international co-operation including EU policy initiatives; and the impact of brain drain and ageing on human resources.
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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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This report forms a contribution to the OECD activity on ‘The Role of National Qualifications Systems in Promoting Lifelong Learning’. The activity, which was begun in 2001, is designed to investigate how different national qualifications systems influence the patterns and quality of lifelong learning within countries, and what actions within qualification systems countries can take to promote lifelong learning. It is examining
The OECD project on "Education Development for Disabled and at Risk Students in South Eastern Europe" was started in 2003, in close co-operation with eight education ministries and the Education Reform Initative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
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This background report is one of a series of papers prepared by countries participating in an activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), “Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers.” The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the following four objectives: