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In February 2002, the OECD program Definition and Selection of Competencies: Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations (DeSeCo) held a second international symposium in Geneva, Switzerland to provide an opportunity for participants from a wide range of countries and interests to debate, explore, and reflect on the work of the DeSeCo Project and issues surrounding key competencies. Attendees discussed competencies in and across important social fields, international and cross-cultural similarities and differences, lifelong learning and the development of key competencies, and assessment strategies. This volume is a collection of symposium contributions, which served as a source for a strategy paper prepared for the OECD during the first half of 2002 and for the Project's final report, entitled Key Competencies for a Successful Life and Well-Functioning Society, published by Hogrefe & Huber in 2003.


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