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OECD reviews of national education policies provide a well-established means for member countries to engage their peers in reviewing their country’s policies. This report was prepared at the invitation of the Swiss authorities. It is divided into two parts: a background report, prepared by the Swiss authorities, and the OECD examiners’ report.
The Swiss university system is of a high international standard. It is complemented by a
Complex societies and education systems require a sound knowledge base for teachers and policy makers. In contrast to other sectors such as the health sector, there has not been huge scientific progress in the education sector. While education researchers have contributed much to the improved understanding of problems in education, training and learning, they have often been criticized for not producing sufficient knowledge for
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Promoting equity through ICT is one of the most important issues any educational government has to handle while developing computer culture in schools. In order to realise this objective, we need a model of the eLearner of the first decade of the new millennium. This “digital student” is similar and at the same time very different from those we encounter in the classrooms of today.
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...
This forum addressed forward thinking, innovation and school system change, and covered case studies and reform programmes.
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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
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.