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.
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,...
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.
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
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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
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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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.
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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...
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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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Like in most other countries after World War II, in the Netherlands the traditional system of educational quality control came to a definite end. This system was characterised by small numbers of students and intensive personal contact between th...