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  • 20-April-2017

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    Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The Netherlands’ economy and society are being transformed by technological change, increased economic integration, population ageing, increased migration and other pressures.

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  • 20-April-2017

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    The Netherlands should step up its efforts to give people the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world, according to a new OECD report.

    The Dutch education system and the skills of the Dutch population are very strong overall. But there are concerns that too many people in the Netherlands are not developing the “right” skills to succeed or taking sufficient responsibility for maintaining and further developing their skills in adulthood.

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  • 19-April-2017

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    Learning in school as a social activity (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Happy schools are places where children feel challenged but competent, where they work hard but enjoy it, where social relationships are rewarding and respectful, and where academic achievement is the product but not the sole objective.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Country Roads: Education and Rural Life (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Some rural regions benefit today from their proximity to social and economic urban centres to attract people and enhance their economic competitiveness.

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  • 13-April-2017

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    Developing an agenda for research and education in Wales (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Wales is implementing a wave of reforms designed to improve delivery of teacher education. There is a new curriculum; new teacher and leadership standards for teachers; and new accreditation standards for providers of initial teacher education.

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  • 11-April-2017

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    Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A recently published OECD publication, The Nature of Problem Solving: Using Research to Inspire 21st Century Learning, explores the concept of problem solving in great depth.

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  • 6-April-2017

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    Building tax systems to foster better skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Investing in skills is crucial for fostering inclusive economic growth and creating strong societies. In an increasingly connected world, skills are particularly important for citizens to get the most out of new forms of capital, such as big data and robotics.

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  • 4-April-2017

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    Empowering teachers to improve equity and inspire learning (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Every year in March, education ministers and union leaders of the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems (according to PISA) meet to seek ways to improve the status of the teaching profession. Many countries could use such guidance.

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  • 3-April-2017

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    How to return to the “gold standard” for education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Sweden has one asset that few other countries in the Western world offer: a firm belief in the power of education to transform lives and promote social inclusion.

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  • 31-March-2017

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    Have emerging Latin American countries chosen quantity over quality in education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Developing human capital is an integral part of economic growth and social progress.

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