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Education – What is the future instead of rewarding seat time?

The founder of online-learning not-for-profit Khan Academy shares what an era of automation and artificial intelligence means for education. To understand the future of education, it’s interesting to think a little bit about the past of education. If you were to go back 500 years, very few people got an education. But those that did, … Continue reading

Vocational vs General Education – Each country should aim to find the right balance

Vocational skills are job-specific skills that prepare for work in specific occupations. By contrast, the usage of general skills transcends specific occupations. In dynamically changing economies, this difference implies a basic trade-off between vocational and general education programs for labor-market experiences over the life-cycle. Vocational education programs have the advantage of helping young people master … Continue reading

Educational Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants – Tertiary-educated foreign-born adults have lower earnings than tertiary-educated native-born ones, and their employment rates are consistently lower

Adult migrants in all OECD countries are a diverse group, with different profiles and levels of education. Even if they hold tertiary degrees, they are more likely to have poorer labour market outcomes, including lower earnings. Participation in the labour market is more difficult for foreign-born adults who arrived at a later age and acquired … Continue reading

La Scolarité au Canada – Plus élevée que la moyenne de l’OCDE et le Québec en tête avec 71 % pour les 25 à 64 ans avec un diplôme d’études postsecondaires

En 2017, un peu plus des deux tiers (68 %) des Canadiens âgés de 25 à 64 ans avaient terminé des études postsecondaires, une proportion qui était 24 points de pourcentage plus élevée que la moyenne des 36 pays membres de l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE). Le pourcentage de Canadiens titulaires d’un baccalauréat ou d’un diplôme supérieur au baccalauréat était de 31 %, ce … Continue reading

Employers and Higher Education in US – Broad learning is essential and participation in internships or apprenticeships gives an edge they say

Employers continue to endorse broad learning as essential to long-term career success. When hiring, executives and hiring managers place a high priority on graduates’ demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cut across majors, and hiring managers are closely aligned with executives in the importance that they place on key college learning outcomes. As noted … Continue reading

La Formation Technique au Collégial au Québec – Rapport accablant de la VG

Nous présentons ci-dessous les principaux constats que nous avons faits lors de l’audit concernant la formation technique au collégial. Les analyses du MEES et des collèges audités ne leur permettent pas de s’assurer que l’offre de formation technique correspond aux besoins du marché du travail. Plus particulièrement, le MEES n’a pas analysé l’évolution de l’offre … Continue reading

Developing Real Employability Skills in Schools in UK – Over 90% of teachers believe that the top five skills and two of the four competencies are developed

There have been numerous studies asking employers ‘what they really want’ in terms of workforce skills. These often show that employers express concerns about students’ skills level in certain areas, for instance, communications. But there are two challenges – the number of overlapping studies and the broad definition of these skills. This report takes a … Continue reading

The Future of Work – New education models for extending the principle of dual education

How should educational systems and school-to-work transition (SWT) regimes be modeled to better serve the needs of Industry 4.0? Although a high level of general education will be important for its training content to develop adaptability, it is not the only component to develop. What will be increasingly important are the work-related skills. This will … Continue reading

Credential Chaos in US – 308,942 credentials are adding to the confusion created by the different types of credentials

In the 1950s and 1960s, skilled workers, whether factory workers, white-collar employees, or managers and salaried professionals, tended to work for the same rm for many years—often their entire careers.1 In the words of economist Paul Osterman, “The typical American worker averaged the same number of years at their employer as did the average Japanese … Continue reading

Basic Secondary-Level Skills in Low-Income Countries – Only one out of 10 young people will be on track to gain them

Young people in developing countries will face the greatest challenges in the years ahead. In the past, many developing economies achieved growth by moving farm workers into factories. In the future, new growth models will need to be found, but these will require higher levels of skills than many economies are currently set to offer. … Continue reading

Teacher Performance Pay in US – Each year of exposure increases the likelihood of graduation from high school by 1 percentage point

Approximately all public school teachers are paid according to a salary schedule that dif- ferentiates pay by experience, seniority, and credentials, but not generally by observed performance. Education reformers have long viewed this as problematic for two reasons. First, the classroom environment presents a classic case of moral hazard: it is difficult for a principal … Continue reading

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

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