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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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  • 17-September-2015

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    Teaching in Focus No 13 - Teaching beliefs and practice

    Every September, classrooms in the Northern hemisphere reopen to students and teachers for a new school year. What can students expect from their teachers this year? The new Teaching in Focus brief: Teaching beliefs and practice sheds light on some of the most common teaching practices and what teachers in Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) believe is the nature of teaching and learning.

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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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    Gender equality and economic growth in India: a quantitative framework

    This paper studies how public policies, including pro-women interventions, can raise female labour force participation and promote economic growth in India.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Achieving fiscal consolidation while promoting social cohesion in Japan

    With gross government debt of 226% of GDP, Japan’s fiscal situation is in uncharted territory and puts the economy at risk. Japan needs a detailed and credible fiscal consolidation plan, including specific revenue increases and measures to control spending to restore its fiscal sustainability.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

    Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences. Based on results from PISA 2012, the report discusses differences in access to and use of ICT – what are collectively known as the “digital divide” – that are related to students’ socio-economic status, gender, geographic location, and the school a child attends. The report highlights the importance of bolstering students’ ability to navigate through digital texts. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment. As the report makes clear, all students first need to be equipped with basic literacy and numeracy skills so that they can participate fully in the hyper-connected, digitised societies of the 21st century.

  • 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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