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Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers… and How PISA Can Help Answer Them 

This report delves into topics such as, “How much should I encourage my students to be responsible for their own learning in mathematics?” or “As a mathematics teacher, how important is the relationship I have with my students?”. It gives teachers timely and relevant data and analyses that can help them reflect on their teaching strategies and how students learn.

Education at a Glance 2016

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.

Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

This volume reports results from the 24 countries and regions that participated in the first round of the survey in 2011-12 (first published in OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills) and from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round in 2014-15 (Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey). It describes adults’ proficiency in the three information-processing skills assessed, and examines how skills proficiency is related to labour market and social outcomes.



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OECD Skills Outlook 2015

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach.


Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

This book examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.

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To contain the cost of education, should countries only consider teachers’ salaries?
Dirk Van Damme | November 30

Skills are the key to unlocking prosperity in Peru
Andreas Schleicher | November 25

New insights on teaching strategies
Pablo Fraser | November 23 

A peek at PISA
Marilyn Achiron | November 15

Do men’s and women’s choices of field of study explain why women earn less than men?
Dirk Van Damme | October 28













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News and events


Livestream - Global launch of the results of latest PISA survey on 6 December 2016 - 09:45 - 12:30 GMT

Register  for a Q&A webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and head of the PISA programme since its inception in 2000, to discuss the PISA 2015 results. (December 6, at 15h Paris time)

Education Indicators in Focus No. 46: What influences spending on education?

Newsroom - OECD to publish results of latest PISA survey on 6 December 2016

PISA in Focus No. 66 - How does PISA assess science literacy?













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