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  • 25-November-2014

    English

    OECD Education Today - Does lifelong learning perpetuate inequalities in educational opportunities?

    More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.

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  • 18-November-2014

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    A Skills beyond School Review of South Africa

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report on South Africa looks at these and other questions.

  • 13-November-2014

    English

    OECD Education Today - Under the radar? Professional education and training

    A recent review of the United States concluded that in the decade to 2018, nearly one third of job vacancies will require a post-secondary qualification of some sort, but less than a four year degree.

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  • 13-November-2014

    English

    Skills beyond School - Synthesis Report

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? How should they be linked to academic and university programmes? How can employers and unions be engaged? This report synthesises the findings of the series of  country reports done on skills beyond school.

  • 13-November-2014

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of the Netherlands

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report on the Netherlands looks at these and other questions.

  • 13-November-2014

    English, PDF, 426kb

    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United States

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United States.

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  • 13-November-2014

    English, PDF, 457kb

    A Skills Beyond School Brief on the United Kingdom

    This brief was prepared for the publication of the Skills beyond School Synthesis Report, a review of post-secondary career, vocational and professional training covering 20 countries, including the United Kingdom.

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  • 29-October-2014

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 25 Who are the doctorate holders and where do their qualifications lead them?

    Many countries have implemented reforms to develop and support doctoral studies and postdoctoral research, stressing the crucial role of doctorate students and degree holders in terms of economic growth, innovation and scientific research.

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  • 4-September-2014

    English

    OECD Skills Strategy Action Report: Norway

    This report draws upon valuable insights provided by both governmental and non-governmental actors in Norway’s skills system to identify five key actions to maximise the skills of Norway's citizens.

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  • 28-May-2014

    English, PDF, 2,317kb

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 23 - At what age do university students earn their first degree?

    Across OECD countries, the median age students first graduated from university fell by 6 months between 2005 and 2011.

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