Education Policy Analysis 2004

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The 2004 edition of Education Policy Analysis contains state-of-the-art reviews of policy issues and international developments in the role of non-university institutions in widening access to tertiary education and in making it more diverse and relevant; how countries can gain educational returns from their investments in educational ICT; the challenges that lifelong learning poses for schools; and how tax policies can help to foster lifelong learning. The 2004 edition also includes a summary of recent major education policy changes across a wide range of fields in OECD countries.

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Executive Summary

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Revisiting a theme that was first examined by the OECD some 30 years ago, Chapter 1 takes a fresh look at the place of alternatives to the traditional university within national tertiary education systems. Chapter 2 reviews a range of OECD work on the educational uses of ICT, draws some cautionary lessons, and suggests a number of conditions needed to get better returns from national investments in educational ICT. Chapter 3 discusses a topic that has hitherto not been systematically treated in the OECD’s educational work: the important role that schools should play in laying the foundations for national lifelong learning frameworks. Finally, Chapter 4 breaks new ground by looking at some of the policy issues that need to be considered in using tax policy as an instrument to advance lifelong learning. The volume contains an Annex that summarises recent educational policy developments in OECD countries...

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