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  • 25-May-2017

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    Is more choice always a good thing? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Many education systems around the world are looking for ways to give parents more choice over where they send their children to school.

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  • 24-mai-2017

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    De nombreux adolescents maîtrisent mal les questions financières

    Environ un quart des élèves des 15 pays et économies* qui ont participé à la dernière évaluation de la culture financière menée dans le cadre du Programme international pour le suivi des acquis des élèves (PISA) de l’OCDE sont incapables de prendre la moindre décision relative aux dépenses courantes, et ils ne sont qu’un sur dix à comprendre des concepts complexes tels que l’impôt sur le revenu.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV) - Students' Financial Literacy

    The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It explores students’ experience with and knowledge about money and provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

    Over the past decades, developed and emerging countries and economies have become increasingly concerned about the level of financial literacy of their citizens, particularly among young people. This initially stemmed from concern about the potential impact of shrinking public and private welfare systems, shifting demographics, including the ageing of the population in many countries, and the increased sophistication and expansion of financial services. Many young people face financial decisions and are consumers of financial services in this evolving context. As a result, financial literacy is now globally recognised as an essential life skill.

  • 24-May-2017

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    Dollars and sense? Financial literacy among 15-year-olds (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Two in three 15-year-old students earn money from work activity, and more than one in two hold a bank account.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Launch: OECD PISA financial literacy assessment of students

    24 May 2017: PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy explores students’ experience with and knowledge about money and provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

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  • 23-May-2017

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    Improving education and training will boost growth and productivity in Greece

    Greece should prioritise investment in education and training and improve the quality of teaching and educational leadership in order to boost medium and long-term growth prospects, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-May-2017

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    Knowing and actively debating why, the heart of every policy (OECD Education Today Blog)

    What makes some of the largest companies in the world successful? According to consultant Simon Sinek in a very popular TedTalk it is because they start with the ‘why’.

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  • 15-May-2017

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    Who benefits when international students pay higher tuition fees? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In 2014, over 3 million students in OECD countries – more than double the amount in 2000 – were studying outside their country of citizenship.

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  • 15-May-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 51 - Tuition fee reforms and international mobility

    In most countries with available data, public educational institutions charge different tuition fees for national and foreign students enrolled in the same programme. In Australia, Austria, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, foreign students pay on average about twice or more the tuition fees charged to national students.

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  • 12-May-2017

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    We must invest in the transformational power of higher education

    Despite people’s perceptions of us, we economists are neither futurologists, nor historians. But we do see trends that we try to interpret, by applying objectivity where subjectivity abounds, and using the (rather few) tools we have developed to address (very many) major social problems.

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