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Skills and Education – The global movement

Every country is at a different stage of evolution in its education development, and implementation of its education system varies not only according to substantive education issues but also according to national pressures and imperatives. Our interest in the Skills for a Changing World country-level work is on how the interdependent functions of curriculum, assessment, … Continue reading

PISA and TIMSS – How did the u.s. perform ?

Has U.S. school performance been improving over the past two decades? The results of two international tests—the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Assessment (TIMSS)—shed some light on this question. Both were administered in 2015, an event that only occurs every 12 years. Inside the 2017 Brown … Continue reading

VET in Norway – Half choose between eight VET programmes

In Norway, all young people completing compulsory school have a statutory right to three years of upper secondary education. Half of them choose between eight VET programmes. At upper secondary level, Norway has a long-standing tradition of national and regional cooperation between educational authorities and the social partners. At national level, cooperation is organised in … Continue reading

Canada – Individuals with lower levels of education save less for retirement

Using two new datasets that link survey respondents from the 1991 and 2006 censuses of Canada to administrative tax records, this paper assesses the extent to which education affects how Canadians save and accumulate wealth for retirement. First, using descriptive analysis, this study finds the following: Across groups of individuals based on their highest level … Continue reading

Education in Canada, 2015-2016 – 97% of 15-year-olds were attending school, 24% of 19-year-olds were in college and 36% of 21-year-olds were at university

From 2004/2005 to 2014/2015, the proportion of full-time elementary/secondary teachers under the age of 30 decreased, while the comparable proportion of teachers 60 years of age or older increased. This is in line with what has been observed in Canada more generally, namely that the Canadian population is aging and that the older generation is increasingly postponing retirement. During this same time … Continue reading

Australia – The education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success report says

Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education system has traditionally valued. Unless schools broaden learning objectives, many students will fail to become capable, successful adults – putting Australia’s social and … Continue reading

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

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