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  • 7-December-2001

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    Economics and Finance of Lifelong Learning

    Learning is an essential basis for progress in the 'knowledge society'; it is critical for economic growth and social welfare. OECD Member countries have committed themselves to making lifelong learning a reality for all.

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  • 4-December-2001

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    Knowledge and Skills for Life - First Results from PISA 2000

    Are students well prepared to meet the challenges of the future? Are they able to analyse, reason and communicate their ideas effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? These are questions that parents, students,...

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  • 21-November-2001

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    Financing Lifelong Learning

    The goal of achieving lifelong learning is ambitious in its aims to engage all citizens in the process of learning. It is complex because it breaks with past education reforms by defining in new ways the content, place, timing and duration of learning.

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  • 20-November-2001

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    Definition and Selection of Competencies (DeSeCo)

    The importance of knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals and society is widely accepted among policymakers in OECD countries. At least at the discourse level, a well-educated, knowledgeable, highly qualified citizenry is seen as playing an eminent role in facing the challenges of the present and the future. To date, the major impetus in OECD countries for efforts in the area of key competencies has come from the business

  • 1-November-2001

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    Thematic Review on Adult Learning - Sweden: Country Note

    The Swedish review visit took place on May 2nd through May 12th, 2000. The members of Steering Group, the authors of the Background Report and the members of the review team can be found in the Annexes 1 and 2 to this document. The review team would like to thank deeply the Pilot Group, theauthors of the Background Report and the persons who during the visit were able to give some information on the specificity and the success factors

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  • 24-October-2001

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    Transition from Initial Education to Working Life - Home Page

    This activity describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s, and the interaction between the education, labour and social policies that led to successful youth transitions.

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  • 8-October-2001

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    Winds of change in Latin America's Higher Education: Fostering and Managing its Transformation

    This seminar in cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) will review the forces behind the change, the main trends, and the action programs striving either for transformation or for regional or international convergence and compatibility of HE systems.

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  • 1-September-2001

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    Thematic Review on Adult Learning - Switzerland: Country Note

    The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.

  • 21-August-2001

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    Institutional Experiences of Quality Assessment in Higher Education - The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)

    The University Reform Act of 1983 laid down the characteristics of what we now know as the Spanish university system. - basic public universities with independent legal status (90 per cent) or private universities (10 per cent); - universitie...

  • 21-August-2001

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    Institutional Experiences of Quality Assessment in Higher Education - Bessenyei Teacher Training College (Nyregyhaza, Hungary)

    Before 1945 the quality of Hungarian higher education institutes were high even in international comparison. The quality was assured mainly by laws -- and by traditions. There existed neither external nor internal evaluation including student eva...

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