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Key Competencies for a Successful Life and Well-Functioning Society

Key Competencies for a Successful Life and Well-Functioning Society

Author: Dominique S Rychen; Laura H Salganik
Publisher: Göttingen : Hogrefe Publishing, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

It is widely agreed that education and investment in competencies are crucial for coping with the complex demands and global challenges of today's world. But what competencies do we need for an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rychen, Dominique S.
Key Competencies for a Successful Life and Well-Functioning Society.
Göttingen : Hogrefe Publishing, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique S Rychen; Laura H Salganik
ISBN: 9781616762728 1616762721
OCLC Number: 1082977140
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Key Competencies for a Successful Life and a Well-Functioning Society; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; A project defined; Introduction; A project defined; Basic considerations and research questions; The work program; Debates and exchange: From multiple perspectives toward interdisciplinary insight; Outline of this volume; Chapter 1: Competence priorities in policy and practice; Introduction; Insurmountable differences or common vision?; Key competencies in education, the economy, and other sectors; Lists of key competencies; Chapter 2: A holistic model of competence; Introduction The concept of competenceElaboration and clarification; Implications for policy: Toward competencies for all; Chapter 3: Key competencies: Meeting important challenges in life; Introduction; Definition of key competencies; A common vision of the world as a backdrop; Theoretical and conceptual foundations; Three categories of key competencies; Key competencies in different contexts; Chapter 4: Desired outcomes: A successful life and a well-functioning society; Introduction; Competencies for what purpose?; What is a successful life?; What is a well-functioning society? Synchronization of the quality of life and of societyChapter 5: Reflections on international competence assessments; Introduction; The policy yield of comparative assessments of competencies; Building on DeSeCo in future assessments; Lessons from current assessment programs; Areas for future work; Chapter 6: Developing a long-term strategy for international assessments; Where do we stand today? Looking back; Where do we need to be? Looking forward; How can we get there? Challenges and issues; Concluding remarks; Afterword; The indicator context; Creating a vision for the future Embarking on a bold adventureReferences; Biographical notes


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