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  • 26-May-2009

    English

    School students still being held back by gender perceptions, OECD study shows

    In most countries, girls and boys now show similar results in the OECD’s PISA tests of 15-year-olds. But systematic assessment of gender differences shows that students are still being held back by their own gender-related perceptions.

  • 31-March-2009

    English

    Many teenagers in OECD countries lack environmental science grounding, study shows

    Teenagers in OECD countries are mostly well aware of environmental issues but often know little about their causes, raising questions about how well societies will be equipped to tackle such challenges in the future, according to a new OECD publication.

  • 10-March-2009

    English

    Spain must accelerate the pace of tertiary education reform, says OECD

    In some respects, Spain has joined the ranks of countries with a modern, responsive and creative system of tertiary education. But the tertiary system must accelerate the pace of reform to respond to the social and economic pressures facing Spain.

  • 5-March-2009

    English

    Japan must continue reforms in tertiary education, says OECD

    In recent years, Japan has made significant progress in modernising its tertiary education system but reforms of the system must continue to respond to current social and economic pressures in Japan.

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  • 5-March-2009

    Japanese

    日本は高等教育改革を継続しなければならない

    近年、日本は若年人口の減少と今日のグローバル経済におけるリサーチベースのイノベーションの必要性に直面し、高等教育制度の近代化において大幅な進展を見せています。しかし、高等教育制度改革は今後も日本における現在の社会経済的圧力に応えていかなければなりません。

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  • 4-March-2009

    English

    New policy measures needed to continue tertiary reform without reducing quality, says OECD

    Like many countries, China faces the dilemma of expanding its tertiary education system within a tight fiscal constraint. Challenges in China include the unprecedented scale in student numbers and the rapidly rising aspirations of students and parents for upward social mobility through education.

  • 24-November-2008

    English

    Breaking ranks, oecdObserver

    Article from oecdObserver, Breaking ranks.

  • 23-October-2008

    English

    Norway does well on vocational training but should improve the quality of apprenticeships

    Norway’s vocational education and training system has many strengths: good co-operation between employers, unions and vocational authorities and high-status vocational tracks in upper secondary education.

  • 9-September-2008

    English

    Soaring student numbers pose funding and quality challenges for universities in OECD countries

    With more and more high-school graduates going on to university, governments face tough decisions on funding and quality standards to ensure that their education systems respond adequately to booming demand for degrees, a new OECD publication shows.

  • 19-May-2008

    English

    Chinese disaster & OECD work on earthquakes and schools

    Earthquake risks for schools and how best to counter them have been a subject of study and international co-operation at OECD for some years.

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