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  • 13-May-2015

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    Universal Basic Skills - What Countries Stand to Gain

    While access to schooling has expanded around the world, many countries have not realised the hoped-for improvements in economic and social well-being. Access to education by itself is an incomplete goal for development; many students leave the education system without basic proficiency in literacy and numeracy. As the world coalesces around new sustainable development targets towards 2030, the focus in education is shifting

  • 12-May-2015

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    Tough choices in school choice (OECD Education Today Blog)

    For those parents who have the opportunity to do so, choosing a school for their child is one of the most important decisions they will make as parents – a decision that could have a lasting impact on their child’s life.

  • 12-May-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 51: What do parents look for in their child’s school?

    When choosing a school for their child, parents in all participating countries value academic achievement highly; but they are often even more concerned about the safety and environment of the school and the school’s reputation.

  • 4-May-2015

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    Improving Schools in Sweden: An OECD Perspective

    This report is the result of an analysis of Sweden’s context and policies, as well as relevant international best practices to support school improvement.

  • 4-May-2015

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    Sweden should urgently reform its school system to improve quality and equity

    Sweden has failed to improve its school system despite a series of reforms in recent years. A more ambitious, national reform strategy is now urgently needed to improve quality and equity in education, according to a new OECD report.

  • 23-April-2015

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    Education in Focus No. 31 - How is the global talent pool changing (2013, 2030)?

    The global talent pool has grown over the past decade and is expected to continue growing through to 2030. The number of young people aged 25-34 with a tertiary qualification increased by nearly 45% between 2005 and 2013 in OECD and G20 countries and is expected to keep increasing in the coming decade.

  • 23-April-2015

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    The global talent pool has taken on a dramatically different look (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The world is living through one of its most extraordinary revolutions, with game-changing implications, many of them still unknown.

  • 21-April-2015

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    Myths to expel about schooling

    The OECD PISA surveys of educational competence among 15-year-olds have taught policymakers many lessons since the programme was launched in 2000. They have revealed several myths as well.

  • 14-April-2015

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    A mini-milestone for PISA in Focus (OECD Education Today Blog)

    This month, PISA in Focus examines the impact of good teacher-student relations on both students’ well-being and performance. It’s not surprising that when students feel that their teachers are interested in them and support them they feel happier at school and often do better in school.

  • 14-April-2015

    English

    Literacy for life (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As jobs increasingly involve analysing and communicating information, individuals with poor literacy skills are more likely to find themselves at risk.

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