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  • 27-April-2016

    English

    Adult Skills in Focus No. 3 - What does age have to do with skills proficiency?

    The Survey of Adult Skills finds that adults aged 55 to 65 are less proficient in literacy and numeracy than adults aged 25 to 34. But differences in skills proficiency that are related to age vary widely across countries, implying that skills policies can affect the evolution of proficiency over a lifetime.

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  • 27-April-2016

    English

    Going grey, staying skilled (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Increased life expectancy represents one of the great achievements of modern societies: living longer and better has been a dream of past generations. At the same time, it implies changes to many aspects of life.

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  • 22-avril-2016

    Français

    Les indicateurs de l'éducation à la loupe No. 40 - Compétences en TIC et en résolution de problèmes

    Le secteur de l’éducation se positionne bien en matière de compétences en technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et en résolution de problèmes, même s’il reste en deçà du secteur des activités spécialisées, scientifiques et techniques.

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  • 14-avril-2016

    Français

    Les Compétences des Adultes á la loupe No. 2: Qu’entend-on réellement par faibles compétences en littératie ?

    Selon l'évaluation des compétences des adultes, même les adultes ayant le plus faible niveau de compétences en littératie possèdent certaines compétences de base en lecture, bien que le niveau de ces dernières varie considérablement entre les pays.

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  • 14-April-2016

    English

    Making literacy everybody’s business (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Ensuring that all people have solid foundation skills has become one of the central aims of the post-2015 development agenda.

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  • 9-March-2016

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 39 - The internationalisation of doctoral and master's studies

    One in ten students at the master’s or equivalent level is an international student in OECD countries, rising to one in four at the doctoral level.

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  • 9-March-2016

    English

    Is international academic migration stimulating scientific research and innovation? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Today, around 5 million students study and do research in a country other than their own, attracted by the quality of overseas universities and willing to complement their education portfolio with international experience.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of the Slovak Republic

    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? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.

  • 28-January-2016

    English

    Why do we bother with qualifications? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Qualifications are useful because they make skills visible. It is confidently assumed that the holder of a school-leaving certificate can read and understand instructions, and make calculations, and that those with university degrees can do much more.

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  • 28-January-2016

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    Building Skills for All - A Review of England

    There are an estimated 9 million working aged adults in England (more than a quarter of adults aged 16-65) with low literacy or numeracy skills or both. This reflects England’s overall performance in the Survey of Adult Skills - around average for literacy, but well below average for numeracy relative to other OECD countries in the Survey (OECD, 2013).

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