Directorate for Education and Skills


Low-performing Students: Why they Fall Behind and How to Help them Succeed

This report examines low performance at school by looking at low performers’ family background, education career and attitudes towards school. The report also analyses the school practices and educational policies that are more strongly associated with poor student performance. Most important, the evidence provided in the report reveals what policy makers, educators, parents and students themselves can do to tackle low performance and succeed in school.








Immigrant Students at School - Easing the Journey Towards Integration

In 2015, Europe recorded an unprecedented number of asylum seekers: as many as one million. An estimated 350,000 to 450,000 people could be granted refugee or similar status, more than in any previous European refugee crisis since World War II. The way in which education systems respond to migration has an enormous impact on whether or not migrants are successfully integrated into their host communities, and on the economic and social well-being of all members of the communities they serve, whether they have an immigrant background or not. This report examines in detail how immigrant students fare in different education systems – and what this means for education policy makers.




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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.

More reports and papers

Going grey, staying skilled
Marco Paccagnella | April 27

How well are teachers doing in solving problems using ICT?
Dirk Van Damme | April 22

Colombia’s moment of truth
Andreas Schleicher | April 21

Making literacy everybody’s business
Andreas Schleicher | April 14

Governing complex education systems
Tracey Burns and Florian Koester ? April 12


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Adult Skills in Focus No. 3 - What does age have to do with skills proficiency?

Education Indicators in Focus No. 40 - Teachers’ ICT and problem-solving skills: Competencies and needs

Education in Colombia

Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2012

Adult Skills in Focus No. 2: What does low proficiency in literacy really mean?





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