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ERIC Number: ED503853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-15
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Improving Education Outcomes in Germany. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 611
Carey, David
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
Improving education outcomes is important for Germany's long-term economic performance and social cohesion. While student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and mathematics according to the 2006 OECD PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison and socio-economic and/or immigrant backgrounds have a large impact. Another problem is that the proportion of younger people that completes tertiary education is relatively low. The authorities are undertaking wide ranging reforms touching all levels of education to tackle these problems. Nevertheless, there is scope to go further by: increasing participation in early childhood education and care of children from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds and improving the quality of such education; improving teaching quality; reducing stratification in the school system; and making tertiary education more attractive and responsive to labour-market requirements. With the reforms underway or suggested, Germany would be able to look forward to higher education achievement and attainment and, especially, greater equality of education opportunity. Appended are: (1) Basic structure of the educational system in the Federal Republic of Germany; and (2) The structure of the Supply of Tertiary Education indicator. (Contains 1 table, 11 figures, 2 boxes and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment