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Learning a Foreign Language – 92% of European students, 20% of K-12 students in US

Students throughout the United States and Europe face many similar tasks throughout their education, from preparing for exams to writing papers. But there are glaring differences when it comes to foreign language education – or lack thereof – and the result is that far lower shares of American students study a foreign language. Learning a … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning (WBL) – Does it facilitate transitions to decent work?

This paper examines the different forms of work-based learning, and takes stock of available data on the labour market impact such schemes where they exist. It considers structured apprenticeships, internships, traineeships and other programmes that include a work-based learning component. The paper finds evidence of positive impacts of formal structured work-based learning, and argues that … Continue reading

Tertiary-Educated Workers – Older ones experience a greater earnings advantage

How does the earnings advantage of tertiary-educated workers evolve across generations? • The earnings advantage of tertiary-educated workers is highest in countries where a low share of adults have completed tertiary education, such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. • Tertiary-educated 55-64 year-olds have a higher earnings advantage than tertiary- educated 25-34 year-olds due … Continue reading

Early Childhood Education and Care – It increases women’s labour force participation, and has positive effects on children’s well-being, learning and development OECD says

While the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to better learning are now widely acknowledged, a widespread and accessible provision for these services also helps support gender equality in the workforce. In particular, the availability, intensity, reliability and affordability of ECEC play an important role in engaging women full time in the … Continue reading

Recessions in UK – Persistent scarring effects on employment and earnings

This paper estimates the effects of entering the labour market when the economy is weak on subsequent living standards using consistent long-running household survey data from the UK. In line with previous research, we find persistent scarring effects on employment and earnings. However, we also provide the first estimates of impacts on net household incomes … Continue reading

Education in Europe – 39.9% of 30-34-year-olds have completed tertiary education and 10.6% of 18-24-year-olds out of education and training in 2017

Today, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes the most recent data for the EU and its Member States on achievement against the two Europe 2020 education headline targets. One of Europe 2020 strategy’s targets is that at least 40% of 30-34-year-olds in the EU should have completed tertiary education by 2020. This … Continue reading

Education – The private average global rate of return to one extra year of schooling is about 9 percent a year and very stable over decades

Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. The concept of the rate of return on investment in education is very similar to that for any other investment. It is a summary of the costs and benefits of the investment incurred at different points in time, … Continue reading

Education in Latin America – Much to be done with a different approach to teaching and learning OECD says

Much to be done, preparing students for their future, not our own past, a different approach to teaching and learning, spending “more on the same” is not enough and levelling the playing field Editor’s note : Well, a lot would apply here in Canada and Quebec ! 2.5 million students in the Ibero-American region taking the … Continue reading

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

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