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Driving Up the Demand for Skills in UK – Skills policy is only one part of a strategic mix

The general direction of skills policy in the UK over the recent past has been to create a market for training in order to improve the degree to which the skills people acquire are matched to those that the economy demands. A recognised weakness of the training market, certainly over the 1990s and early 2000s, … Continue reading

Automation and skills – More education, and different kinds

A broad area of agreement: People need to learn new skills to work in the new economy. “The best response is to increase the skills of the labor force,” said Gregory Mankiw, an economist at Harvard.  The most valuable thing could be to increase college enrollment and graduation rates. A growing number of jobs require … Continue reading

Post-secondary education – The proportion of 25-34 year-olds with upper secondary education or higher has almost doubled across OECD countries

As a result of the rapid educational expansion in the aftermath of the Second World War the proportion of 25-34 year-olds with upper secondary education or higher has almost doubled across OECD countries, from 43% in 1965 to 84% in 2015. In 1965, no OECD country had more than 80% of 25-34 year-olds attaining at … Continue reading

STEM Education in UK – 61 per cent felt that technical skills would have been more advantageous than academic skills

This report is not concerned with exams. It focuses on how well schools and educators are doing in helping students to develop the technical skills needed for successful careers. We surveyed STEM workers aged under 35 years to understand how they had made the journey from school to work, exploring not only their experience of … Continue reading

Skills – Non-cognitive abilities are declining with birth order research finds

Popular press is replete with articles and books touting the relationship between birth order and personality. However, due to data limitations, there is very little convincing evidence documenting these relationships. Using unique registry data from Sweden on a large sample of men, we are able to estimate the relationship between birth order and measures of … Continue reading

Robots – More education, and different kinds

Maybe the automation of jobs will eventually create new, better jobs. Maybe it will put us all out of work. But as we argue about this, work is changing. Today’s jobs — white collar, blue collar or no collar — require more education and interpersonal skills than those in the past. And many of the … Continue reading

Europe – 60% des élèves du premier cycle du secondaire apprenaient plus d’une langue étrangère en 2015, le français, deuxième derrière l’anglais

L’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère à l’école est très répandu dans l’Union européenne (UE), puisque plus de 17 millions d’élèves du premier cycle de l’enseignement secondaire (soit 98,6% de tous les élèves à ce niveau d’enseignement) étudiaient au moins une langue étrangère en 2015. Parmi eux, plus de 10 millions (58,8%) apprenaient deux langues étrangères ou … Continue reading

Education and Training – The digital disruption is pervasive

With the compound annual growth rate of education and training expenditure projected at 7 to 9 percent globally over the next few years, and with only 2 percent of overall education spend designated as digital, private companies have invested an estimated $4.5 billion in education-technology companies in 2015. In response to massive demand for more … Continue reading

Partnerships Between Post‐Secondary Education and Business – Six principles for success

Partnerships between post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and businesses are crucial to Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity. They help to develop and leverage skills, talent, and research. PSE institutions, businesses, and community stakeholders need better information on how to develop, operate, and maintain successful PSE–business partnerships. This report shows that partnerships are most effective when they are … Continue reading

PISA – What has happened to Finland’s schools?

That’s a question educators around the globe are asking in the wake of the latest results of an ongoing study that measures academic achievement in 73 countries.  For much of the 21st century, Finland has been one of the very top performers in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an ongoing study administered every … Continue reading

OECD PISA – Singapore tops latest global education survey

Singapore outperforms the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. The top OECD countries were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada. The OECD’s PISA 2015 tested around 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and economies on science, reading, maths and collaborative problem-solving. The … Continue reading

La dernière enquête PISA de l’OCDE – Singapour en tête du classement sur l’état de l’éducation dans le monde

Singapour arrive devant le reste du monde dans le classement de la dernière enquête PISA de l’OCDE, qui évalue la qualité, l’équité et l’efficacité des systèmes scolaires. Les pays de l’OCDE les plus performants sont le Japon, l’Estonie, la Finlande et le Canada. Près de 540 000 élèves de 15 ans dans 72 pays et économies ont été soumis aux … Continue reading

Virtual Reality, Education and Career Exploration – Potential application of existing and emerging digital

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of existing and emerging digital technologies and their potential application for K-12 education and career exploration. The report scopes a range of technologies including virtual and augmented reality, haptics, tangibles, and new video media. It aims to provide accessible explanations of these technologies and some … Continue reading

Religious Groups in US – The most and least educated

Attainment of a four-year college degree in the United States, often regarded as a key asset for economic success, varies by race and gender. But the share of people completing a college education also differs by religion, with members of some faith groups much more educated, on average, than others. By far, Hindus and Unitarian Universalists … Continue reading

Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training – No single blueprint

Policies and measures to tackle early leaving from education and training are more likely to succeed if they acknowledge the different factors that can influence it and are tailored to the specific profiles of young people at risk of leaving education and training prematurely. There is no single blueprint of an effective intervention to tackle … Continue reading

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