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  • 4-December-2014

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    PISA 2012 Technical report

    The PISA 2012 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2012 survey, which tested 15-year-olds’ competencies in mathematics, reading and science and, in some countries, problem solving and financial literacy.

  • 2-December-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Man with a mission

    David Puttnam had a storied 30-year career as an independent film producer (The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, to cite just a few of his award-winning films) before he retired from film production to focus on public policy related to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries.

  • 25-November-2014

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 26 - Learning Begets Learning: Adult Participation in Lifelong Education

    In Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, participation rates in adult education and learning are over 60%, but they are one-third – or below – in Italy, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic.

  • 25-November-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Does lifelong learning perpetuate inequalities in educational opportunities?

    More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.

  • 18-November-2014

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    OECD Education Today - What PISA can – and can’t – tell us about adults’ skills

    Can PISA results predict the quality of a country’s labour force one decade later? To find out, we compared some of the results from the PISA 2000 and PISA 2003 tests with results from the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC).

  • 18-November-2014

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    PISA in Focus No. 45 - Do countries with high mean performance in PISA maintain their lead as students age?

    Countries where 15-year-old students perform at high standards internationally tend to be the same countries where these young adults tend to perform well at the age of 26 to 28.

  • 18-November-2014

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    OECD Education Today - A chance to design the way forward for education

    Want to get involved in shaping the future of education? As the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) reach their 2015 deadline, several international groups, including the OECD, are formulating a new set of goals and targets for sustainable development… and we’d like to know what you think.

  • 18-November-2014

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    A Skills Beyond School Review of South Africa

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? This country report on South Africa looks at these and other questions.

  • 13-November-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Under the radar? Professional education and training

    A recent review of the United States concluded that in the decade to 2018, nearly one third of job vacancies will require a post-secondary qualification of some sort, but less than a four year degree.

  • 13-November-2014

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    Better professional training would boost skills and job creation, says OECD

    Countries should step up their efforts to improve the quality of post-secondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of today’s job market, according to a new OECD report.

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