Unemployment soared in the crisis, and creating jobs is now a major policy priority. But jobs alone will not be enough. A greater emphasis on skills will be needed for the recovery to last.
In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.
Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.
During his mission to Washington, Angel Gurría will give a press conference with Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, for the presentation of the PISA results. He will also discuss a range of key policy issues with government officials, leading policy makers and business representatives.
The US' performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is benchmarked against high performing and fast improving countries/economies participating in PISA
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The present paper draws extensively on an earlier paper (Watts, 2009) prepared for the previous OECD review of initial VET, “Learning for Jobs” (OECD, 2010). Some of the current paper focuses specifically on career guidance provision within post-secondary vocational institutions; some more generally on post-secondary vocational programmes regardless of where they are offered. Attention will also be given to the career guidance needs
This report was prepared to help the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic better understand the reasons for the dramatically low performance of Kyrgyz students in the 2006 PISA survey, despite significant resources and efforts invested in education by schools, parents and government.
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Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.