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  • Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

    Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

    Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today’s children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for […]

  • Simulations for Equity in Education (SEE) brochure

    Simulations for Equity in Education (SEE) brochure

    According to estimates from UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics, 57 million children worldwide remain out of school today. Millions more are in schools where they are not learning, and with high risks of dropping out early. The majority of these children suffer from various forms of disadvantage. In order to achieve education and learning for all, […]

  • Perspectives des politiques de l’éducation 2015: Les réformes en marche (Version préliminaire)

    Perspectives des politiques de l’éducation 2015: Les réformes en marche (Version préliminaire)

    Dans l’ensemble des pays de l’OCDE, plus de 12 % des dépenses publiques sont consacrés à l’éducation. Pourtant, des enquêtes internationales, telles que le Programme international de l’OCDE pour le suivi des acquis des élèves, montrent des écarts considérables entre les sommes dépensées et les résultats obtenus. Cette première édition des Perspectives des politiques de […]

  • Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen

    Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen

    Across OECD countries, more than 12% of public spending is invested in education. Yet as international surveys like the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show, there is considerable variation in how that money is spent and the outcomes it produces. This first edition of the Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen aims to help policy makers […]

  • Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children

    Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children

    Education represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of children, families, communities and nations around the world—the most reliable route out of poverty and a critical pathway towards healthier, more productive citizens and stronger societies. Not surprisingly, when people are asked to list their priorities, education tops survey after survey, poll after poll. There is consensus […]

  • National Achievement Survey: Class VIII, Cycle 3, 2014

    To monitor improvement in children’s learning levels in India and to periodically assess the health of the government education system in India as a whole, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been periodically conducting National Achievement Surveys (NAS) since 2001, for Class III, V and VIII. The NAS report gives a […]

  • What Factors Determine Student Performance in East Asia? New Evidence from TIMSS 2007

    This discussion paper investigates what factors determine students’ academic performance in five major economies in East Asia, using the dataset from the 2007 survey of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Initial maturity differences, endogeneity of class size, and peer effects in regression analysis are explicitly considered. Findings show that a student’s individual […]

  • The Use of Student Assessment for Policy and Learning Improvement

    The Use of Student Assessment for Policy and Learning Improvement

    Given the diverse approaches to assessment systems taken by different countries and economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the contextual factors are crucial for a meaningful study into the use of assessment for policy and learning improvements. While improvements made to policies and learning processes are generally positively perceived, it would be naïve to overlook the […]

  • Education resource projections in the context of sector-wide development planning

    This compendium summarizes the presentations and debates of participants and experts in the UNESCO Technical Workshop on Sector-Wide Education Resources Projections, which UNESCO organized in Paris, from 6 to 10 June 2005. The workshop aimed to enable national and international participants: – to exchange their experience in national policy planning and implementation in the context […]

  • Décentralisation en éducation: politiques et pratiques nationales

    Ce numéro est le résumé des présentations et des débats des participants du “Séminaire international sur les politiques et stratégies de décentralisation en éducation” que l’UNESCO a organisé en Argentine, du 30 juin au 3 juillet 2003, en collaboration avec l’Universidad Nacional de Tres Febrero (UNTREF). La question de la décentralisation en éducation est abordée […]

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