Education Reform (Education News and Research 159)

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World Bank: Education reform in Ukraine should be accelerated, expanded | World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova Satu Kahkonen believes that the reform of education in Ukraine should be accelerated and expanded…

Factors Behind Regional Inequality in Education in Kazakhstan | In the fall of 2016, Kazakhstan was building momentum in the international educational arena. For the first time, the country’s school students ranked in the top 10 internationally for their performance in math and science, according to the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Kazakh fourth and eighth-graders demonstrated ability and knowledge comparable to their peers from countries like Finland, South Korea, and Singapore and outpaced students from Great Britain, the USA and Australia, a reality that was disappointing to the latter group of countries…

Big ideas launch biggest WorldSkills Conference The wheel was invented in ancient Samaria over four thousand years ago. So why did no one think of fitting them to bottom of suitcases until recent years?

The Race between Education and Technology: Higher Education in Europe and Central Asia | September 4, 2019, 10:00AM – 11:30AM | MC 2-800, World Bank MC building | Asli Demirgüç-Kunt | Harry Anthony Patrinos | Aart Kraay

Call for Papers: The Economics of Vocational Education and Training | The labour markets of many industrialised countries are facing extensive technological and demographic changes. Digitalisation, networking, and robotics all transform the world of work and with it the demand for skills and qualifications. Vocational education and training (VET) is often valued for its ability to help young people transition smoothly from education to employment. Despite an increasing amount of research in this area, many questions in the field of the Economics of VET remain unanswered. Consider publishing in Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (ERVET), a SpringerOpen journal. ERVET has been included in the “Emerging Sources Citation Index” this year. The index is the preliminary stage for inclusion in the Web of Science. Together with Scopus, however, ERVET is now listed in two important indices, which will give publications in ERVET increased visibility. This and the good quality of the articles published in ERVET so far will explain why ERVET has also taken a leap forward in important citation scores.

OECD’s Skills Outlook – Thriving in a Digital World.