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The teaching workforce continues to grow older. More than one-third of male primary school teachers in OECD countries are now over 50 years old.
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Presentation on lessons for Sweden in light of the PISA 2012 results.
This diagnostic report identifies 12 skills challenges for Norway which were distilled from a series of interactive diagnostic workshops held with a range of stakeholders. It marshals a wide array of relevant OECD evidence to shed further light on these challenges. It also offers some concrete examples of how other countries are tackling similar skills challenges.
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The social sciences are the most popular field for non-vocational tertiary education programmes. One in three new students choose a programme in social sciences, business and law.
The School Resources Review provides analysis and policy advice on how to distribute, utilise and manage resources so that they contribute to achieving countries’ educational objectives to the fullest. It reviews policy evidence to help governments achieve effectiveness and efficiency in education.
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Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.
Across OECD countries, 18% of students skipped classes at least once in the two weeks prior to the PISA test, and 15% of students skipped a day of school or more over the same period.
Poverty and income inequality have worsened since the onset of the crisis. While the design of fiscal measures has mitigated the burden sharing of fiscal adjustment, as the recession has deepened unemployment has risen, earnings have declined and social tensions have increased.
Brazil has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality. This reduction is explained by strong growth but also by effective social policies. Besides growth, public services and cash transfers have played the biggest role, the latter notably through the successful "Bolsa Familia" programme.
There is increasing recognition that early childhood education and care (ECEC) provides a crucial foundation for future learning and helps to develop the cognitive and non-cognitive skills shown to be important for future success. There is also growing recognition thatthe magnitude of the benefits is conditional on “quality”, but there has been no consensus on what constitutes quality.