Increasing the share of vocational secondary schooling has been a mainstay of development policy for decades, especially in formerly socialist countries. However, the transition to market economies led to restructuring of school systems and a decline in the number of vocational students.
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The Austrian VET system has a number of strengths: The dual system has many commendable features, with well-structured apprenticeships that integrate learning in schools and workplace training and youth unemployment rates are low.
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Many strengths are apparent in the Chinese system for vocational education and training in upper secondary schools. The strengths include: The establishment of 9 year schooling with almost all children in China now completing lower secondary education.
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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. They analyse how higher education systems impact local and regional development and assist in improving this impact.
Pointers for Policy Development are designed for busy policymakers and others wanting to know the OECD’s policy advice on different education and training topics within each of the thematic reviews carried out by the Education and Training Policy Division.
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This book represents an independent review of Egypt’s higher education system and focuses on areas in need of attention by policy makers and stakeholders.
This paper places the competencies to be measured by the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) in the context of the technological developments which are reshaping the nature of the workplace and work in the 21st century.
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The self evaluation report for the State of Victoria (Australia) was prepared by the Victorian Government Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
This paper provides initial reflections on the impact of the economic crisis on education across the OECD area by analysing the OECD educationtoday crisis survey responses of June 2009.