International Reads Tag

While Denmark has historically had a high performing vocational education and training (VET) system at the high school level, a new OECD report reveals that the country is also actively searching for ways to expand VET opportunities for post-secondary students.  Meanwhile, on the other side...

In a report released last December, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides countries with a toolbox of strategies to develop a policy framework for improving the quality of early childhood education and care (ECE). Starting Strong III: A Quality Toolbox for Early Education...

[caption id="attachment_9030" align="alignright" width="291" caption="Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills and Employability."][/caption] The World Bank (2012). Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills and Employability. In order to provide students with 21st century skills, curriculum and examinations must teach and test teamwork, leadership, and communication skills,...

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Ben Jensen, Program Director of the School Education Program at Australia’s Grattan Institute"][/caption] This month, Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Director of the Center on International Education Benchmarking, interviewed Ben Jensen of Australia’s Grattan Institute about the Institute’s most recent report, Catching Up: Learning...

[caption id="attachment_8484" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Review of Funding for Schooling"][/caption] Following the release in late 2010 of the PISA 2009 results, the Australian government, unhappy with how the nation stacked up against other high performing countries in Asia and Europe, commissioned a report to determine what changes,...