This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.
The United States should improve postsecondary career and technical training provisions to help students transition smoothly into education programs and the labor market, according to a new OECD report published today.
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A Skills beyond School Review of the United States, OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - United States
As fundamental technological and demographic challenges re-shape our economies, the quality of teaching, which is the biggest in-school influence on student learning, is the yardstick for long-term growth, said OECD Secretary-General.
Education ministers, teachers and union leaders from rapidly improving and high-performing nations and regions shared common challenges and best practices in building a world-class teaching force.