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OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
The future of Greece's well-being will depend on improving educational performance to boost productivity and improve social outcomes. In the current economic context, with the need to get best value for spending, Greece must and can address inefficiencies in its education system. The challenges are significant. For example, Greece lags behind many…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Warmerdam, John – 1997
Based on an explorative study of sectoral training systems, this paper looks at the opportunities and limitations of a sectoral approach to training from the perspective of the knowledge economy. After the definition of the sector concept, the paper presents a theoretical analysis of the main elements and processes of sectoral training systems,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Corporate Support, Foreign Countries
Forrester, Keith, Ed.; Ward, Kevin, Ed. – 1991
This book contains 12 chapters, each of which is a case study or a commentary on the unemployment of the 1980s and early 1990s and on the programs devised to retrain workers. Titles and authors are as follows: "Understanding Unemployment: A Critical Overview of Labour Market Trends, Employment, and Unemployment: (John Hughes); "A…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Developed Nations
Steedman, Hilary; And Others – 1984
This collection includes a series of reports presenting the main results of a project to identify trends in continuing education and training in eight countries throughout Western Europe. The following reports are included: "Synthesis Report," by Hilary Steedman; "Belgium," by staff at the Office National de l'Emploi;…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends