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OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD's Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners. They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult outcomes from a global…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Educational Attainment, Global Approach
Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has become a policy priority in many countries. A growing body of research recognises that it provides a wide range of benefits, including social and economic benefits, better child well-being and learning outcomes as a foundation for lifelong learning, more equitable outcomes and reduction of poverty, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Labor Market, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
Most parents know, instinctively, that spending more time with their children and being actively involved in their education will give their children a good head-start in life. But as many parents have to juggle competing demands at work and at home, there never seems to be enough time. Often, too, parents are reluctant to offer to help their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship
Carey, David – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
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…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education