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ERIC Number: ED504031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-30
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Poland's Education and Training: Boosting and Adapting Human Capital. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 495
O'Brien, Paul; Paczynski, Wojciech
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
An effective system of education and training is important for both social and economic reasons. Its role in the Polish economy is to provide the current and future labour force with skills to facilitate both continuing productivity growth and reallocation of resources as structural adjustment proceeds. Important reforms to decentralise primary and secondary education in the late 1990s are now reaching maturity, as cohort sizes decline steeply. These reforms and PISA results have focused attention on quality control and the place of vocational education. Both are important in the tertiary sector, too, which has seen a four-fold expansion in 15 years, mushrooming of private-sector provision and questions on the appropriate balance of public and private funding. Participation in adult training is low too and, as elsewhere, seems to be concentrated among already relatively highly-educated groups but does not seem to be having much impact on improving the human capital of older and less skilled groups. This Working Paper relates to the 2006 OECD "Economic Survey of Poland" ( (A bibliography is included. Contains 14 footnotes, 6 figures, 4 boxes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Poland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment