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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education
Subject Keyword Education
Abstract Today’s socio-economic climate brings new challenges that affect the future of children and youth. Although access to education has improved considerably, a good education no longer secures a job; youth have been particularly affected by rising unemployment following the economic crisis. Problems such as obesity and declining civic engagement are also increasing while the ageing population and the environmental outlook are worrying. Moreover, inequalities in labour market and social outcomes tend to be widening. Education has strong potential to address these challenges by enhancing a variety of skills. Cognitive skills matter, but social and emotional skills, such as perseverance, selfcontrol and resilience are just as important. All of these skills need to be fostered for individuals and societies to prosper.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2015-03-10
Organization OECD
Page Count 13
Starting Page 17
Ending Page 29

Source: OECD iLibrary