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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.
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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.
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.
'Untapped Skills: Realising the Potential of Immigrant Students' examines the performance of immigrant students in PISA and provides in-depth look at factors such as language and socio-economic disadvantage, that can hinder full integration of immigrant students into their host societi
By Charles Fadel - Founder & chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time and flexibility to develop knowledge, skills, and character, while also considering the meta-layer/fourth dimension that includes learning how to learn, interdisciplinarity, and personalisation.