30/05/2013 - OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work.
NEETS - young people aged between 15 and 29 years old who are not in employment, education or training - are a potential problem both for society and for themselves. The proportion of young people neither working nor studying offers an insight into how well economies manage the transition between school and work – better than youth unemployment rates, which do not take into account the numbers in education.
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This review is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The series includes reviews, (such as this one) involving an in-depth analysis of a country system leading to a set of policy recommendations backed by analysis.
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Articles: Norway’s day-care initiative: a municipal approach; School closures and community revitalisation: the case of Óbidos, Portugal
Denmark should build on the strengths of its vocational and educational training programme to ensure that young people enter the labour market with the skills companies need and to meet the national goal of having 60% of young people enter higher education by 2020, according to a new OECD report.
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CELE Exchange - No. 64 - October 2008
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CELE Exchange - February 2009
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Rural communities in many countries are faced with the need to restructure their school networks and close some smaller facilities. Óbidos, a town in western Portugal, provides a case study of how to meet these challenges by creating new school complexes that offer improved educational opportunities to the teaching staff, students and local people.
Un agrandissement du bâtiment principal de l'école de Ravenswood pour filles s'est vu cette année les honneurs du prix d'Architecture de la NSW : la Médaille Sir John Sulman pour un ouvrage architectural public, qui cette année a célébré son 80e anniversaire.
Dans le village de Fiskars, l’école offre déjà un environnement éducatif large qui continue de s’élargir en s’ouvrant à la formation des adultes, contribuant ainsi au développement communautaire.