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  • 5-November-2014

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    OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2014

    This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in the Slovak Republic.

  • 29-October-2014

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 25 Who are the doctorate holders and where do their qualifications lead them?

    Many countries have implemented reforms to develop and support doctoral studies and postdoctoral research, stressing the crucial role of doctorate students and degree holders in terms of economic growth, innovation and scientific research.

  • 28-October-2014

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    Critical Maths for Innovative Societies: The Role of Metacognitive Pedagogies

    How can mathematics education foster the skills that are appropriate for innovative societies? Mathematics education is heavily emphasised worldwide, nevertheless it is still considered to be a stumbling block for many students. This book is designed to assist practitioners, curriculum developers and policy makers alike in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

  • 15-October-2014

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    Korea: Promote inclusive growth through greater employer involvement in the employment and skills system, says OECD

    Korea has made significant progress towards decentralising the management of employment and training programmes, but can still do more to create stronger links with employers at the local level, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 14-October-2014

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    PISA in Focus No. 44 - How is equity in resource allocation related to student performance?

    How educational resources are allocated is just as important as the amount of resources available.

  • 13-October-2014

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    Trends Spotlight #5: Infinite Connections: Education and new technologies

    ICT has influenced almost all aspects of our lives and has changed the way we communicate, work and socialize. Education plays a key role in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world, as well as help mitigate some of the risks.

  • 10-October-2014

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    Infinite Connections: The Digital Divide

    In 1973, Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the first call from a handheld mobile phone prototype. This phone weighed 1.1 kg, took 10 hours to re-charge and was limited to 30 minutes of talking time. When it was commercialized in 1983, the phone cost approximately 7,000 USD.

  • 9-October-2014

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    Teaching in Focus No. 6 - Unlocking the potential of teacher feedback

    Across countries and economies participating in the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), a majority of teachers report receiving feedback on different aspects of their work in their schools.

  • 3-October-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Delivering feedback for better teaching

    October 5 marks the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s World Teachers' Day, a day devoted to “appreciating, assessing and improving educators of the world”. This gives us a great opportunity to reflect again on how schools can celebrate and develop great teaching. One way to do that is through critical exchanges – building constructive feedback systems within the schools.

  • 1-October-2014

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    Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship

    The OECD Directorate for Education has launched the Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship Programme. Mr. Alexander (1940 - 2012) was the Director for the OECD’s Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate from 1989-2000.

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