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  • 24-January-2013

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    Evaluaciones de políticas nacionales de Educación - La Educación superior en Colombia

    Colombia es una de las principales economías de la región de América Latina y el Caribe y el gobierno tiene planes ambiciosos para su desarrollo social y económico, para lo que es crucial el fortalecimiento del capital humano.

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  • 24-January-2013

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    Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012

    In Colombia, the beginning of a new century has brought with it a palpable feeling of optimism. Colombians and visitors sense that the country’s considerable potential can be realised, and education is rightly seen as crucial to this process. As opportunities expand, Colombians will need new and better skills to respond to new challenges and prospects.

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  • 15-January-2013

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 10 - What are the social benefits of education?

    On average across 15 OECD countries, a 30-year-old man tertiary graduate can expect to live another 51 years, while a 30 year-old man who has not completed upper secondary education can expect to live an additional 43 years. A similar comparison between women in the two educational groups reveals less of a difference than that among men.

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  • 15-January-2013

    English

    15th OECD/Japan Seminar - Global Strategies for Higher Education-Global Trends and Rethinking the Role of Government”

    This seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences on issues such as the influence of accelerated commercialization of education and a knowledge-based society.

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  • 10-January-2013

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    AHELO Feasibility Study Report - Volume 1

    This first volume of the report of the Feasibility Study of the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) focuses on the design and implementation of the Study and the lessons learnt through that process.

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  • 9-January-2013

    English

    Winner of the OECD Education Data Visualization Challenge

    This interactive chart, designed by Krisztina Szucs and Mate Cziner from Hungary, condenses highly complex data on the costs and benefits of education around the world. It clearly highlights important facts showing students, parents and policy makers where the real costs and benefits lie for them in relation to education

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  • 9-January-2013

    English

    Switzerland should reform funding for professional education and training

    Switzerland should reform its funding arrangements for professional education and training system by implementing a new intercantonal funding agreement, and piloting additional funding measures, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-January-2013

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    A Skills beyond School Review of Switzerland

    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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  • 18-December-2012

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    Grade Expectations: How Marks and Education Policies Shape Students’ Ambitions

    This PISA report provides a first systematic attempt to examine the performance of students in school jointly with the expectations they have for their own educational future.

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  • 17-December-2012

    English

    Grade Expectations - How Marks and Education Policies Shape Students' Ambitions

    While enrolment in tertiary education has increased dramatically over the past decades, many university-aged students do not enrol, nor do they expect to earn a university degree. While it is important to promote high expectations for further education, it is equally important to ensure that students’ expectations are well-aligned with their actual abilities. Grade Expectations: How Marks and Education Policies Shape Students' Ambitions reveals some of the factors that influence students’ thinking about further education. The report also suggests what teachers and education policy makers can do to ensure that more students have the skills, as well as the motivation, to succeed in higher education.
     
    In 2009, students in 21 PISA-participating countries and economies were asked about their expected educational attainment. An analysis of PISA data finds that students who expect to earn a university degree show significantly better performance in math and reading when compared to students who do not expect to earn such a university degree. However, performance is only one of the factors that determine expectations. On average across most countries and economies, girls and socio-economically advantaged students tend to hold more ambitious expectations than boys and disadvantaged students who perform just as well; and students with higher school marks are more likely to expect to earn a university degree – regardless of what those marks really measure.

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