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Rural communities in many countries are faced with the need to restructure their school networks and close some smaller facilities. Óbidos, a town in western Portugal, provides a case study of how to meet these challenges by creating new school complexes that offer improved educational opportunities to the teaching staff, students and local people.
- Data collection and monitoring, OECD, Paris 11-12 June 2012 - Presentations from the meeting
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This publication is intended to be a quick reference guide for anyone with a role to play in encouraging quality through New Zealand’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) curriculum.
It’s becoming clear to me that the crisis in youth unemployment around the world is not just one of the aftershocks of the global economic downturn, but may also have roots in education systems that are not adequately preparing students for 21st-century economies.
Concerned parents are becoming more and more anxious as they watch their bright children getting completely absorbed by and attached to new mobile devices.
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Portugal’s ECEC country report
This OECD report provides an analysis of the higher education sector within the economic, social and political context of the Dominican Republic. It looks at access, quality and relevance, the effectiveness and governance of the system, its financing as well as its research and innovation capacity.
Simple fact: older workers are leaving the labour force earlier than they did in the 60s and 70s. The retirement age declined steadily across OECD countries from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Over the past decade this drop has levelled off, with some countries experiencing a slight upturn. Despite this, apart from Japan and Korea, it is still significantly lower than in the 1960s and 1970s.
Join around 500 higher education policy-makers, institutional leaders and academic experts active in higher education at the biennial General Conference of the OECD’s Programme for Institutional Management in Higher Education on 17-19 September in Paris.
Today, global companies are fascinated by the prospect of what the World Economic Forum calls ‘the next billion’ – the future consumers of the developing world whose income is rising from around $2 a day to between $5 and $7 a day.