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.
The Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), was designed to provide insights into the availability of some of these key skills in society and how they are used at work and at home.
It’s the time of year when young people in the northern hemisphere are finishing their formal studies for the year – or for the foreseeable future.
Outre qu’il limite considérablement les possibilités d’accéder à un emploi mieux rémunéré et plus gratifiant, le manque de compétences a d’importantes répercussions sur la manière dont les fruits de la croissance économique sont partagés dans la société.
Employer engagement in education and training has become a hot topic for policy makers and practitioners around the world.
On average across OECD countries, the 20% of students who are most exposed to pure mathematics tasks (equations) score, on the PISA mathematics test, the equivalent of almost two school years ahead of the 20% of students who are least exposed.
Many students who participated in PISA 2012 reported that they have hardly been exposed to fundamental concepts in mathematics, like arithmetic means or linear equations, which form the basis of the numeracy skills that they will need to thrive as adults.
Early childhood education and care programmes (ECEC) have become more accessible in recent years, with high enrolment rates in both early childhood educational development and preprimary education.