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OECD Publishing, 2015
Over the past century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have made significant progress in narrowing or closing long-standing gender gaps in many areas of education and employment, including educational attainment, pay and labour market participation. But new gender gaps in education are opening. Young men…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences
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Tsatsaroni, Anna; Evans, Jeff – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
This paper aims to discuss the emergence, form and likely effects of international surveys of adults' skills by locating them in the global context of policies on education and Life Long Learning (LLL). It focuses on adults' numeracy and discusses its conceptualisation and assessment in the Project for the International Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Numeracy
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Hassi, Marja-Liisa; Hannula, Aino; Salo i Nevado, Laia – Adult Learning, 2008
Adult education has become a significant aspect of Finnish educational and developmental policy as well as of Finnish labor and social policies. Such factors as the need for occupational proficiency, employment, and economic growth have strongly influenced adult education in Finland. Besides the development of personality and support for the life…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Democracy, Numeracy, Adult Education
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Takayama, Keita – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
In this paper, I develop a critique of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-based lifelong learning policy discourse with a particular focus on "key competencies" (KCs) and its equity implications for school curricular policies. First, I review the discussion of KCs in the writings by the OECD-affiliated…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, International Organizations, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Graf, Edith Aurora; Liu, Ou Lydia – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
Quantitative literacy has been recognized as an important skill in the higher education and workforce communities, focusing on problem solving, reasoning, and real-world application. As a result, there is a need by various stakeholders in higher education and workforce communities to evaluate whether college students receive sufficient training on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Numeracy
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Wang, Victor C. X.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2015
The authors of this article consider Western teaching and learning alongside Confucian teaching and learning through reviewing the literature. The paper emphasizes that we must teach lower order thinking skills first before we teach higher order thinking skills, and confirms that rote learning and memorization precede critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Western Civilization, Asian Culture, Thinking Skills