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Renold, Ursula; Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine; Bürgi, Jutta; Egg, Maria Esther; Kemper, Johanna; Rageth, Ladina – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2018
Vocational education and training (VET) is a major policy topic for countries all over the world, who are eager to learn from the best examples where participation in VET is high and youth unemployment is low. Policymakers want to know how strong VET systems manage challenges like rapid technological change, matching labor market demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
Jensen, Ben; Downing, Phoebe; Clark, Anna – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2017
This report focuses on how four high-performing systems of education designed and deliver high-quality leadership development programs for aspiring principals. While these systems have a strategic, system-wide approach that positions programs within the broader continuum of leadership development, this report focuses on programs that prepare…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
Jensen, Ben; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Magee, Jacqueline; Ginnivan, Leah – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
Concerns about inadequate development of subject expertise for American elementary school teachers have been well documented. There are many exceptions to this narrative, and there are many exemplary U.S. teacher preparation programs. However, it is clear that, overall, the preparation of elementary teachers in the United States in key subject…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
Zhang, Minxuan; Ding, Xiaojing; Xu, Jinjie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report offers an insider's perspective into the world-leading Shanghai education system. After more than 40 years of reconstruction and reform, education in Shanghai has achieved remarkable results. In the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 2009 and 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies
Stewart, Vivien – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015
China has the largest population and largest labor force in the world. It has been highly successful in rapidly expanding both secondary and higher education to a significant fraction of the youth cohort. However, educational opportunities and standards across China are highly uneven. China has abundant labor power, but it will need a far more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Educational Opportunities
Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2015
At more than $80,000, Switzerland's per capita income is the 3rd highest in Europe and the 4th highest in the world. Switzerland is home to one of the world's most innovative economies and its unemployment rate rests comfortably below 4 percent. All of this in a nation that produces comparatively few university graduates. In an era marked by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Experience, Partnerships in Education
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2014
No Child Left Behind radically shifted the balance of power in American education policy-making from the states to the federal government, not because a new consensus had emerged to make such a shift, but because both Democrats and Republicans were angry with the nation's teachers, holding them responsible for a massive increase in the costs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Legislation
Tucker, Marc S., Ed. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2014
Marc Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy, presents this compilation of interviews with top Chinese education leaders and international researchers exploring some of the policies and practices behind Shanghai's outstanding performance on PISA 2009 and PISA 2012. The interviews include perspectives from Kai-ming…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Interviews
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
The fundamental changes taking place in the global economy pose an existential threat for high-wage economies like the United States. Countries with high-wage economies will either figure out how to convert their mass education systems into systems that can educate virtually all their students to the standards formerly reserved for their elites,…
Descriptors: Governance, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
In the fall of 2009, the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) initiated a series of research programs designed to support the high school reform program, "Excellence for All," based on more than 20 years of research on the school reform programs of the countries with the most successful education programs worldwide. A…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, College Freshmen
National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
In the fall of 2009, the National Center on Education and the Economy initiated a series of research programs designed to support the high school reform program, "Excellence for All," based on more than 20 years of research on the school reform programs of the countries with the most successful education programs worldwide. Several…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, College Freshmen
National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
There is a strong consensus that students ought to leave high school ready for both college and careers. But what, exactly, does that mean? This summary provides an overview of the first attempt to answer that question with empirical research. Presented is an empirical analysis of the mathematics and English literacy skills needed in a range of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2012
This is the first in a series of reports from the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) exploring the leading vocational and technical education systems from around the world to draw out what makes these systems great and what other countries can learn from them. This first report was based on a visit of several days to Singapore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Benchmarking, International Studies
Tucker, Marc S. – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ3), 2011
In this paper, the author asks what education policy might look like in the United States if it was based on the experience of its most successful competitors. He relies on research conducted by a team assembled by the National Center on Education and the Economy, at the request of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, Educational Policy
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