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One-third of the population of OECD countries hold an upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) qualification as their highest educational attainment, and it is estimated that nearly half will graduate from a VET programme in their lifetime.
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This year, more than 23 million people across the OECD and other G20 countries will start university for the first time. They are about to commit themselves to years of study, expecting to gain not just a diploma but also the specific knowledge and skills required to fulfil the needs of their profession and their everyday life.
Most students enjoy orderly classrooms for their language-of-instruction lessons.
Socio-economically disadvantaged students are less likely to enjoy orderly classrooms than advantaged students. Orderly classrooms – regardless of the school’s overall socio-economic profile – are related to better performance.
The rapidly growing demand for highly skilled workers has led to a global competition for talent. High-level skills
are critical for creating new knowledge and technologies and for sparking innovation; as such, they are key to
economic growth and social development.
Students who know how to summarise information tend to perform better in reading. If disadvantaged students used effective learning strategies to the same extent as
students from more advantaged backgrounds do, the performance gap between the two groups would be almost 20% narrower.
The PISA-Based Test for Schools [In the United States, the assessment is known as the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA)] is a student assessment tool geared for use by schools and networks of schools to support research, benchmarking and school improvement efforts.
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Korea has reduced the share of individuals without upper secondary education while the proportion of tertiary-educated individuals increased rapidly over the past 14 years.
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Brazil boasts one of the largest increases in expenditure on education between 2000 and 2009 among the countries for which data was available.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Japan (Japanese)
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Sweden enjoys an 81.5% employment rate for all levels of education – the second highest rate of all OECD countries after Iceland (Table A7.1b).