Vocational education and training can mean very different things to different people.
When we think of technology and education, we usually think of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
En 2011, le Mouvement social pour l’éducation publique a mené les plus grandes manifestations depuis la dictature de Pinochet au Chili. Depuis, la société chilienne mène l’une de ses plus grandes campagnes pour la reconnaissance de l’éducation en tant que droit social. Son slogan : « une éducation publique, gratuite et de qualité » (educación pública, gratuita y de calidad).
Even when all students, including the most disadvantaged, have easy access to the Internet,a digital divide, based on socio-economic status, still persists in how students use technology.
The digital divide has shifted.
The international statistical system, one of the great achievements of international organisations, has mirrored the evolution of the nation-state.
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment.
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Today’s schools must equip students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed in an uncertain, constantly changing tomorrow. But many schools look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.
Looking ahead to today’s discussions, we want to hear about your experiences in developing national skills strategies. What have you done to create and sustain a national dialogue on skills? How has your country leveraged investment in skills to achieve sustainable growth and social inclusion? We also need to ask ourselves why, with all that we know about the importance of developing skills, do we struggle so much to make more progress?
When you invest in skills, you invest directly in people. When you improve skills, you lift people. The OECD will continue to mobilise and strengthen its capacity, networks, and comparative data on skills so that, together, we can design, deliver and implement better skills policies for better lives.