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OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Countless policy makers and researchers have flocked to observe the education systems of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, which are among the top five performers in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2009 reading assessment. Many visitors have been particularly impressed by the fact that these education systems succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
Cartwright, Fernando – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This study examines the feasibility of reporting scores of a test based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 instrument that was administered to a sample of 25-year-old Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) respondents on the PISA scale. Each of these respondents also participated in PISA 2000. The study examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Comparative Education, Educational Testing
Gluszynski, Tomasz; Bayard, Justin – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Over the last decade, Canada has experienced a substantial increase in the number of individuals participating in post-secondary education (PSE). This trend emphasizes the importance of understanding the pathways leading to PSE enrolment and the competencies that are associated with them. This chapter describes a range of possible education and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Education Work Relationship
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This report focuses on the development of reading proficiency during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood. The span of time between the ages of 15 and 24 is a critical period of development for young people. Once compulsory education is completed, individual decisions about post-secondary education, employment and other life choices…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Compulsory Education, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
Whether in flight from conflict, with the hope of building a better life, or to seize a social or economic opportunity, people have been crossing borders for as long as there have been borders to cross. Modern means of transportation and communication, the globalisation of the labour market, and the ageing of populations in OECD (Organisation for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Achievement Gap, Migrant Children
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
In 2000, Canada launched the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Since then, the 30 000 Canadian students that participated in PISA 2000 have been interviewed every two years to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents, National Surveys
Hansen, Jorgen – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
Using data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), this paper provides an up-to-date description of educational and labour market pathways (or transitions) among Canadian youth. It also estimates the effect of academic abilities, measured by PISA math and reading scores, on such transitions. Descriptive statistics show that educational success…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
Drewes, Torben – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
The primary purpose of the report is to explore the impact of PISA reading scores on the early labour market outcomes of young Canadians of the Youth in Transition Survey. This inquiry is complicated by two facts. First, family and school characteristics that are positively correlated with PISA scores are also correlated with labour market…
Descriptors: Evidence, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Labor Market
Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability