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1 Executive summary Education reform is top of the agenda of almost every country in the world. Yet despite massive increases in spending (last year, the world's governments spent $2 trillion on education) and ambitious attempts at reform, the performance of many school systems has barely improved in decades. This is all the more surprising because there(More)
Formation of the complex between photoreceptor G-protein (G) and photoactivated rhodopsin (R M ) leads to a change in the light scattering of the disk membranes (binding signal or signalP). The signal measured on isolated disks (so-calledP D signal) is exactly stoichiometric in its final level to bound G-protein but its kinetics are much slower than theR M(More)
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What the OECD indicators have shown so far… The United Kingdom can draw on a highly educated labour force compared to most industrialised nations, when measured in terms of the formal qualifications attained by 25-to-64-year-olds in the labour force. Among OECD countries, in 2005 it ranked, with a secondary school completion rate of 86%, above average for(More)
What the OECD indicators have shown so far… Belgium can draw on a well educated labor force on a par with most industrialized nations, when measured in terms of the graduation rate of upper secondary students for direct entry into tertiary courses where Belgium has a rate of 60% compared to the OECD average of 59%. Graduate output is less than the OECD(More)
What the OECD indicators have shown so far… Over the past generations, Japan has shown that it is possible to achieve strong educational progress: In the 1960s, Japan still ranked 14 th among OECD countries in the proportion of people with university-level or vocational tertiary qualifications, today it ranks 2 nd just after Canada. However, in Japan, the(More)
4.1 OVERVIEW This chapter describes the procedures developed to ensure that the student populations that were the focus of the study were properly sampled in each participating country. To be acceptable for TIMSS, national sample designs had to result in probability samples which give accurate weighted estimates of population parameters, and for which(More)
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