Publications & Documents


  • 31-August-2010

    English

    Reviews of National Policies for Education - Chile’s International Scholarship Programme

    This report reviews Chile’s scholarship abroad scheme and provides an overview of best practices for scholarship programmes at the international level. In addition it analyses the design and institutional framework of the Chilean programme and recommends ways to maintain and improve the scheme.

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  • 24-August-2010

    English

    PISA Computer-Based Assessment of Student Skills in Science

    This report analyses the results of an electronically-delivered test in science literacy pioneered by PISA in Denmark, Iceland and Korea. It presents 15-year-olds’ achievement scores and explains the impact of information communication technologies on both males’ and females’ science skills

  • 30-July-2010

    English, , 349kb

    AHELO Brochure - second version (August 2010)

    The Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) is a direct evaluation of student performance and will provide data on the relevance and quality of teaching and learning in higher education.

  • 26-July-2010

    English

    The Impact of the 1999 Education Reform in Poland (EDU Working Paper No. 49)

    Increasing the share of vocational secondary schooling has been a mainstay of development policy for decades, especially in formerly socialist countries. However, the transition to market economies led to restructuring of school systems and a decline in the number of vocational students.

  • 1-July-2010

    English

    Education, Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Young Adults in Britain (Education Working Paper No.50)

    In this article we explore the relationship between education and alcohol consumption. We examine whether the probability of abusing alcohol differs across educational groups.

  • 17-June-2010

    English

    Chile: Climbing on giants’ shoulders: better schools for all Chilean children

    Chile has made impressive progress in educational attainment. Yet, despite recent improvements, outcomes, as measured by PISA results, still need to catch up with OECD standards and equity problems should be addressed.

  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

    Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Policy Options for Reducing Poverty and Raising Employment Rates in Israel

    Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    Making the Luxembourg labour market work better

    Rapid economic growth over the past two decades has substantially increased employment in Luxembourg, which has largely been met by in–flows of cross–border workers and, to a lesser extent, immigration.

  • 8-June-2010

    English, , 280kb

    Vocational Education and Training in Austria - Strengths, Challenges and Recommendations: Pointers for policy development

    The Austrian VET system has a number of strengths: The dual system has many commendable features, with well-structured apprenticeships that integrate learning in schools and workplace training and youth unemployment rates are low.

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