Directorate for Education and Skills


  • The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) - 2013 Results

    How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools? TALIS helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools.

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  • The OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) assesses the proficiency of adults in key information-processing skills essential for particpating in the information rich economies and societies of the 21st century.

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  • Education GPS - The world of education at your fingertips

    Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data and analysis on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.

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Equations and Inequalities - Making Mathematics Accessible to All

More than ever, students need to engage with mathematical concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person’s preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. But the reality is that many students are not familiar with basic mathematics concepts and, at school, only practice routine tasks that do not improve their ability to think quantitatively and solve real-life, complex problems.

How can we break this pattern? This report, based on results from PISA 2012, shows that one way forward is to ensure that all students spend more “engaged” time learning core mathematics concepts and solving challenging mathematics tasks. The opportunity to learn mathematics content – the time students spend learning mathematics topics and practising maths tasks at school – can accurately predict mathematics literacy.


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

Understanding how the brain processes maths learning
Francesca Gottschalk | June 24

Closing the gap between education and employment
Anthony Mann | June 23

Making all students count
Chiara Monticone and Mario Piacentini | June 20

Why should we improve learning opportunities for young kids
Dirk Van Damme | June 16

Towards better tools to measure social and emotional skills
Anna Choi and Koji Miyamoto | May 31









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News and events


Webinar: Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills. Register to attend a webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, to present the findings of this report. (June 28, 2016 at 12h Paris time.)

Education Indicators in Focus No. 42 - What are the benefits from early childhood education?

OECD Reviews of School Resources: Austria 2016

Webinar: Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, presents the findings of Equations and Inequalities - Making Mathematics Accessible to All

Netherlands 2016 - Foundations for the Future 








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