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A test the whole world can take… It’s a breathtaking concept – but for the OECD, it’s a very real way of finding out how well-prepared today’s students are to participate in socie... International migration fell in 2009, reflecting lower demand for workers in OECD countries for the second consecutive year after a decade of growth, according to a new OECD report. The 2011 International Migr... The Austrian economy has weathered the crisis well on the back of an export-led recovery. The authorities should seize the opportunity to strengthen reforms and maintain high growth, which in the past has been conside... Lack of employability skills fuels unemployment crisis Poor work attitudes among the long-term unemployed are the major barrier to tackling Britain’s jobless crisis, according to a major new report publis... Despite a competitive economy in which success increasingly depends on obtaining a college degree, one in four students in this country does not even finish high school in the usual four years. Matthew Kelly was in ... In one corner at this Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology, four teenagers are learning how to use lathes. Next door, a group of young adults is crowded around a desk testing electronic circuits. A... The gap between the rich and the poor can be as wide within countries as across countries, with wealth and services generally concentrated in cities. In part this reflects differences in the performance of regions, as... By Sam Dillon Published: July 5, 2011 After several years of state and local budget cuts, thousands of school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs, cramming classes into four-day wee... Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, facing student protests, has proposed the creation of a $4bn (£2.5bn) fund for higher education. In a televised speech, Mr Pinera outlined measures including more grant... Mr Graham Allen was tasked, back in the summer of last year with looking into how government policy could best ensure that children from disadvantaged background would get a better start in life. His first report, in ... A minimum of 1,500 teaching hours, programmes tailored to individual students and work experience for all students who want it are key features of the reformed licence, France's three-year equivalent to the bachelor d... Australian universities are so chronically under-funded in their teaching activities that every domestic undergraduate is effectively subsidised to the tune of $1200 by international student fees. That almost... This report seeks to help set the agenda for a proposed new Global Compact on Learning. It identifies three key priorities and suggested actions to improve learning outcomes for all girls and boys in the developing wo... The U.S. Department of Education released several College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of its effort to help students make informed decisions about their choice for higher education. These lists are an... Putting students at the heart of higher education In future, graduates will pay more towards the cost of their degrees, but – in return – the Government's proposals will improve their experience as ... By Sam Dillon June 27, 2011 Emily Strzelecki, a first-year science teacher here, was about as eager for a classroom visit by one of the city’s roving teacher evaluators as she would be to get a tooth drilled.... OECD releases results from first international assessment of digital reading competencies While the quality of online education is a subject of intense debate among educators, parents and students alike, what is no lo... John Humphrys revisits his old school to assess education in Wales today. The decade since devolution has seen the educational performance of Wales fall behind the other nations of the UK. The Principality eme... Round one of the new competitive national scholarships scheme for teachers was launched on 27 June 2011. The Schools White Paper, ‘The Importance of Teaching’ published on 24th November 2010 announ... Philanthropy is becoming big business for Australian universities as they seek to prop up income from government and student fees. With the University of Sydney set to sell a donated Picasso for an expected $1...
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