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.
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.