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  • 16-July-2015

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    Early childhood education and care pedagogy review: England

    This review describes variations in, and evidence for, pedagogical approaches in formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings; how pedagogy is monitored; and which policies affect pedagogical practice. Its specific focus is on comparisons of England (United Kingdom) with Japan, France, Germany, Denmark and New Zealand.

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  • 15-July-2015

    English

    Teachers in the digital world (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The use of ICT for students’ projects or class work is an active teaching practice that promotes skills for students’ lifelong success.

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  • 15-July-2015

    English

    Teaching in Focus No 12 - Teaching with technology

    Information and communication technology (ICT) use has been identified as one of the more active teaching practices, which promote skills students need for success. And yet, less than 40% of teachers across Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) countries report using ICT as a regular part of their teaching practice.

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  • 9-juillet-2015

    Français

    PISA à la loupe No. 53 - L'écart de performance entre les élèves issus de l'immigration et les élèves autochtones peut-il se combler ?

    Le pourcentage d’élèves issus de l’immigration a augmenté entre 2003 et 2012, dans les pays d’accueil traditionnels comme dans les nouveaux. L’écart de performance en mathématiques entre les élèves issus de l’immigration et les élèves autochtones a diminué, en moyenne, entre 2003 et 2012.

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  • 3-July-2015

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus No.33 - Focus on vocational education and training (VET) programmes

    In 2012, in more than one-third of OECD countries, over half of all upper secondary students participated in pre-vocational or vocational programmes but less than 30% of those students were exposed to work-based learning. Countries with well-established and high-quality vocational and apprenticeship programmes have improved youth employment opportunities.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Are vocational programmes preparing school leavers for a risky job market? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    One of the most dramatic consequences of the economic crisis has been the soaring levels of youth unemployment in several OECD countries; and the hesitant recovery of the past years was insufficient to improve the job prospects of young people.

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  • 30-juin-2015

    Français

    Résultats du PISA 2012 : Trouver des solutions créatives (Volume V) - Compétences des élèves en résolution de problèmes de la vie réelle

    Le Programme international de l’OCDE pour le suivi des acquis des élèves (PISA) analyse non seulement les savoirs des élèves en mathématiques, en compréhension de l’écrit et en sciences, mais également leur savoir-faire. Vous avez entre les mains l’un des six volumes qui présentent les résultats de l’enquête PISA 2012, la cinquième édition de cette évaluation triennale.

  • 29-June-2015

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of Costa Rica

    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. This report reviews vocational education and training systems in Costa Rica.

  • 23-June-2015

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    What computer skills can do for you (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) permeate every aspect of our lives, from how we work, to how we “talk” with friends, to how we participate in political processes. But what are the returns to “digital skills” – the capacity to use digital devices and applications to access and manage information and solve problems – on the labour market? Do they help land a job or earn higher wages?

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  • 23-June-2015

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    Adults, Computers and Problem Solving - What's the Problem?

    The report provides an in-depth analysis of the results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments, along with measures concerning the use of ICT and problem solving. The Nordic countries and the Netherlands have the largest proportions of adults (around 40%) who score at the higher levels in problem solving, while Ireland, Poland and the Slovak Republic have the smallest proportions of adults (around 20%) who score at those levels. Variations in countries’ proficiency in problem solving using ICT are found to reflect differences in access to the Internet and in the frequency with which adults use e-mail. The report finds that problem-solving proficiency is strongly associated with both age and general cognitive proficiency, even after taking other relevant factors into account. Proficiency in problem solving using ICT is related to greater participation in the labour force, lower unemployment, and higher wages. By contrast, a lack of computer experience has a substantial negative impact on labour market outcomes, even after controlling for other factors. The discussion considers policies that promote ICT access and use, opportunities for developing problem-solving skills in formal education and through lifelong learning, and the importance of problem-solving proficiency in the context of e-government services.

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