30 décembre 2017

Norway’s economy, a need to ensure policies can cope with upcoming challenges

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . In its latest Economic Survey for Norway, the OECD underscores the importance of policy facilitating transition away from oil-related activities and helping businesses seize opportunities from digitalisation and globalisation, through providing i) macroeconomic and financial stability, and ii) improvements to structural-policy settings. It also recommends making public expenditure services more efficient, so as to reduce the injection of oil-money into the economy and to ensure an equitable participation in oil-wealth returns across future generations. More...

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High household debt: a challenge for medium-term growth?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . The global economy is now growing in sync at his fastest pace in years, but financial vulnerabilities create challenges for medium-term growth. Private indebtedness, including of households, remains a source of concern, as set out in the special chapter of our latest Economic Outlook on “Resilience in a time of high debt”. More...

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Statistical Insights: Merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade. Currently available statistics, however, fall short of this standard. In theory the exports of country A to country B should mirror the imports of country B from country A, but in practice this is rarely the case. To tackle this issue the OECD, through its Working Party on International. More...

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Busting the myth about standardised testing

Education & Skills TodayStandardised testing has received a bad rap in recent years. Parents and educators argue that too much testing can make students anxious without improving their learning. In particular, standardised tests that could determine a student’s future – entry into a certain education programme or into university, for example – might trigger anxiety and, if conducted too frequently, might lead to poorer performance, absenteeism and lower self-confidence. But are standardised tests really used all that frequently? And do they exacerbate anxiety and undermine performance?
Evidence from PISA dispels these myths. More...

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Citizenship and education in a digital world

Education & Skills Today"Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence”, George Orwell wrote in 1943. And in an era of ‘fake news’ and post-truth, it resembles our world today. More...

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Educating our youth to care about each other and the world

Education & Skills TodayIn 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle. The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will in no small way depend on what is happening in today’s classrooms. Indeed, it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real social contract with citizens. More...

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What the expansion of higher education means for graduates in the labour market

Education & Skills TodayThe latest Education Indicators in Focus policy brief analyses long-term trends in employment outcomes of adults based on their highest level of educational attainment. The figure above shows that, in all OECD countries, adults with tertiary education still enjoy higher employment rates than those without by 10 percentage points, on average, and this advantage has changed little over the past two decades. More...

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Third Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference highlights crucial role of university governance

The conference, which was organised in Bucharest, Romania, on 27-29 November, is part of the European Higher Education Area official calendar of events and conferences, promoting and sustaining the development of EHEA. It aims at providing a unique forum for dialogue between researchers, experts and policy makers in the field of higher education. The conference brought together higher education researchers ahead of the Bologna Process Ministerial Conference to be held in Paris in May 2018. More...

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Collaboration at the heart of the discussions at the USTREAM seminar on efficiency in Dublin

More than 30 higher education managers, policy makers and sector representatives met in Dublin last week with the aim to exchange good practices in efficiency and effectiveness of higher education management at various levels. This second USTREAM peer learning seminar was jointly organised by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) and EUA on 4 and 5 December. More...

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The 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting issues the Seoul Declaration: enhancing collaboration between Asia and Europe

Thirty-nine countries from Asia and Europe, as well as the European Union, stakeholder organisations and international organisations, were represented in the meeting, which aimed to identify common perspectives for collaboration in the next decade, and seek how to effectively fulfil them. The Seoul Declaration, adopted by the Ministers’ Meeting, focuses on balanced mobility between Asia and Europe, as well as skills development, with an emphasis on better employability through improving the quality of education. More...

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