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  • 9-July-2014

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    First OECD PISA financial literacy test finds many young people confused by money matters

    Around one in seven students in the 13 OECD countries and economies that took part in the first OECD PISA international assessment of financial literacy are unable to make even simple decisions about everyday spending, and only one in ten can solve complex financial tasks.

  • 25-June-2014

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    Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says OECD

    Most teachers enjoy their job, despite feeling unsupported and unrecognised in schools and undervalued by society at large, according to a new OECD survey.

  • 1-April-2014

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    Singapore and Korea top OECD’s first PISA problem-solving test

    Students from Singapore and Korea have performed best in the first OECD PISA assessment of creative problem-solving. Students in these countries are quick learners, highly inquisitive and able to solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar contexts.

  • 3-December-2013

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    Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA survey on state of global education

    Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds. PISA 2012 tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies on maths, reading and science. The main focus was on maths.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Concerted Action Necessary to Address U.S. Adult Skills Challenge, says OECD

    An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.

  • 7-November-2013

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    OECD to launch PISA test for schools in England in 2014

    Individual secondary schools in England will from next year be able to take a version of the OECD’s PISA test in order to benchmark themselves against the world’s best education systems.

  • 22-October-2013

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    Brazil should continue efforts to boost education and improve young people’s job prospects

    Brazil’s strong economic growth has helped cut the youth unemployment rate over the past decade to levels below those of most OECD countries. Increased investment in education and vocational training is also helping young people get a foot in the jobs market, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-October-2013

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes Brazil’s commitment to improving education and playing greater role in PISA Programme

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed Brazil’s further engagement with the Organisation’s world-leading global education assessment programme (PISA) during a signing ceremony in Brasilia with Brazil’s Minister for Education Aloízio Mercadante.

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  • 8-October-2013

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    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    England should expand provision of postsecondary vocational programmes, says OECD

    England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.

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