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ERIC Number: ED582073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 147
Abstractor: ERIC
Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2015
Avvisati, Francesco; Cherian, Michelle; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Fitzpatrick, Manuela; Pacileo, Bonaventura; Toledo, Diana
OECD Publishing
Ibero-America is a land of untapped potential. The region is young, facing a unique demographic opportunity. This demographic bonus opens a window of opportunity for inclusive growth in the region, with equitable and high-quality education being a potential driver of domestic growth to support future progress. The social and economic progress of the last decades raised expectations by increasing access to education, but much remains to be done to improve the parity and quality of that education. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been working closely with Ibero-American countries on education and skills for over two decades. Insights from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) are instrumental in addressing many of the region's challenges. This report uses the most recent OECD data, primarily from the PISA 2015 and PIAAC 2012 and 2015 cycles, and seeks to evaluate the Ibero-American experience of education in a bid to extend support to the policy makers of the region. This edition focuses on the progress made in the field of education and skill development as well as the large improvements needed for more inclusive and sustainable growth in the region. It provides in-depth analysis of the performance of Ibero-America's youth in education outcomes as measured by PISA 2015, emphasises the role of well-being of all involved especially the students and finally discusses the policy implications of what the data do and do not show. It complements this micro-level analysis of student performance indicators with a country-level macroeconomic analysis, highlighting the institutional barriers different countries in the region face and how they could learn from their more developed counterparts outside the region. The OECD will continue working with the Ibero-American region to support efforts to ensure that young people are equipped with the foundational skills to create and seize economic opportunities; this report is a first step in that direction. [Individual chapters contain references.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Government of Colombia; La FundaciĆ³n Santillana del Grupo Prisa (Spain)
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)
Identifiers - Location: Spain; Portugal; Argentina; Chile; Uruguay; Costa Rica; Mexico; Colombia; Brazil; Peru; Dominican Republic
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment