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OECD countries are increasingly referred to as "network societies". This brings to the fore questions about educational networks: to what extent can they replace cumbersome bureaucracies as forms of management and as sources of innovation and pro...
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Within the framework of the Russia Programme of the OECD Centre for Co-operation with Non- Members (CCNM) and as part of the follow-up to the Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education and Research Policy in the Russian Federation, the Directorate for Education, Employment and Social Affairs launched a pilot project in 1999 on intellectual property and research management in Russian universities.
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All OECD countries now face a demanding new situation for schools. They are seeking to raise standards for all students, quantitatively and qualitatively. The broad aim of "lifelong learning for all" has moved from rhetoric to necessity, implying major shifts of thinking and practice for schools
Having developed the Schooling for Tomorrow scenarios in the previous phase, the analytical task is now to operationalise and measure them. This will allow the assessment of where each "system" stands on a cluster of measures that relate to each of the six scenarios.
The outcomes of this activity will be a new set of operational "tools". These will be of value for both for the volunteer "inner core" countries explicitly injecting forward-thinking into their school reforms through this project, and for the international community in
CERI co-operates closely with a number of "decentralised" networks - "decentralised" from the mainstream CERI projects run from Paris.
It is now widely agreed that learning is pivotal in the "knowledge societies" of today and, still more, of tomorrow. It is also widely agreed that schools have a key role to play in laying the foundations for lifelong learning for all of us.
The task can be approached through three components/stages:
i) Identify and develop measures encapsulating the five scenario dimensions:
To meet a continuing growth in demand for learning, OECD countries seek to provide a wider array of education and training opportunities for learners in their earliest years through adult life. There are also pressures to ensure that resources ar...