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VET in Europe – Breaking the general education/higher education duality might be a necessary condition to make it more attractive

Survey respondents are generally familiar with vocational education. Most Europeans have heard about VET (86%). While they recognise its heterogeneity, linking it to different statements on when (initial versus continuous) and where it takes place (school versus work-based), VET is generally associated with an education that prepares you for a specific occupation and rarely connected … Continue reading

France – 13 % des jeunes sortis de formation initiale en 2010 ont obtenu un nouveau diplôme dans les 5 années qui ont suivi

13 % des jeunes sortis de formation initiale en 2010 ont obtenu un nouveau diplôme dans les 5 années qui ont suivi. Ce phénomène, en augmentation constante, témoigne de la valeur que familles, jeunes et institutions continuent d’accorder au diplôme ; il interroge par ailleurs l’étanchéité de la frontière entre formation initiale et continue. 43 % … Continue reading

Education in Canada – The highest proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 with tertiary education among OECD countries

This report is a product of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It is intended to facilitate the comparison of educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories with those of countries that belong to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The document presents a series of indicators harmonized to the definitions and methodologies … Continue reading

Educational Choices in UK – Leaving the decision until the deadline

This research set out to test the hypothesis: given the current complexity of the post-16 educational landscape, learners can experience difficulties making fully-informed choices and navigating technical education routes in particular. The aim was to assess how young people make educational choices post-16 and what information they use. The objectives were as follows: • To … Continue reading

High School Diploma or Less in the US – Some occupations offer clearer pathways to additional training and skills development

Many workers are likely leaving less desirable jobs to pursue better-paying opportunities, to gain additional education, or are simply dropping out of the labor force. Yet there are several notable exceptions, particularly among the skilled trades and many infrastructure-related jobs, which have lower educational barriers to entry and offer more competitive wages. As shown in … Continue reading

Vacancies in Entry level Jobs in Canada – About 1 in 2 require no previous work experience and the majority of entry-level jobs require little education

Understanding whether the skills employers are looking for differ from the ones available in the labour market is important. Some evidence hints that Canadian employers are having difficulty recruiting qualified workers. Employers are looking to recruit employees who can adapt to changing workplace and industry conditions, as well as those who demonstrate strong “people skills” … Continue reading

UK – Educating for the economic future

Digitalisation and automation are changing the number and types of job available and the skills required to carry out existing jobs effectively. Around half of adults in England have basic or no ICT skills, and this is higher than the OECD average. Younger people fare better, but facility with social media should not be mistaken … Continue reading

Éducation au Canada – Pour un effort coordonné pour qu’un nombre accru de jeunes acquièrent de l’expérience à l’étranger

Les Canadiens tirent fierté de leur société ouverte, diversifiée et innovante. Pourtant, le Canada est-il prêt à affronter les défis de l’avenir? Les jeunes Canadiens ont besoin de connaissances, de compétences et d’expériences pour réussir dans un monde de plus en plus complexe et compétitif. L’innovation technologique transforme la nature du travail et les compétences … Continue reading

Employment trends by education requirement in US – A shift toward occupations with higher entry education

This article uses Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data to examine recent employment trends by typical entry-level education requirement (hereafter in this article referred to as “entry education”). As noted earlier, the United States experienced an 18-month economic contraction beginning in December 2007, before entering a period of recovery beginning in June 2009. This section of … Continue reading

Fields of Study across OECD – Disturbing facts

This edition of Education at a Glance focuses on fields of study, analysing various indicators through the prism of young adults’ career choices. Results show that the most common field of study in which tertiary students enrol is business, administration and law, whereas science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as the STEM fields, … Continue reading

Getting more girls and women into STEM education and careers

Despite significant improvements in recent decades, education is not universally available and gender inequalities persist. A major concern in many countries is not only limited numbers of girls going to school, but also limited educational pathways for those that step into the classroom. This includes, more specifically, how to address the lower participation and learning … Continue reading

General vs Vocational Education – Vocational training should not substitute for providing strong basic skills

Policy proposals promoting vocational education focus on the school-to-work transition. But with technological change, gains in youth employment may be offset by less adaptability and diminished employment later in life. To test for this trade-off, we employ a difference-in-differences approach that compares employment rates across different ages for people with general and vocational education. Using … Continue reading

Canada – Il faut perturber le statu quo du système d’éducation croit Deloitte

Avec une main-d’œuvre qui gagne rapidement en âge et l’évolution de la technologie qui fait en sorte que les compétences sont dépassées de plus en plus rapidement, le fait d’investir davantage dans des systèmes d’éducation conventionnels et des méthodes d’enseignement dépassées ne préparera pas les Canadiens pour les emplois de demain. Les gouvernements, le milieu … Continue reading

Disengagement from School in UK – A map

This paper builds on previous research to set out a model which can be used to measure disengagement nationally. It uses risk factors of disengagement, some imperfect direct measurements, and outcomes which are known to be in uenced by disengagement to locate where high levels of disengagement can be found. Disengagement describes attitudes and practices … Continue reading

Education – What’s the next great leap (Podcast)?

The Economist asks: What’s the next great leap for education? Anne McElvoy heads to Utah for the Brookings Institution’s Centre for Universal Education Event. With a host of policymakers and researchers, she investigates how educational institutions will adapt to the rise artificial intelligence, and whether the developing world can leap frog itself to outshine education … Continue reading

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