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  • TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey

    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)

    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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PISA 2015 Results

PISA 2015 Results (Volume V) - Collaborative Problem Solving examines students’ ability to work with two or more people to try to solve a problem.and also explores the role of education in building young people’s skills in solving problems collaboratively.

PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy

PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students' Well-Being

PISA (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools

PISA (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education




Education at a Glance 2017

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, Education at a Glance 2017 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.


Starting Strong 2017 - Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

With around 45 charts and data for the 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries, this publication includes a great deal of new material. It offers new data on ECEC provision and intensity of participation for children under the age of three (based on an improved typology of settings). It also presents new indicators on the profile of ECEC staff (e.g. level of qualification, teacher salary and organisation of working time) and on equity in access to ECEC. New PISA 2015 analyses help highlight the relationship between the number of years of ECEC and academic performance at age 15, and the effects of ECEC attendance on health and well-being, and mothers’ employability.











OECD Skills Outlook 2017 - Skills and Global Value Chains

The OECD Skills Outlook 2017 shows how countries can make the most of global value chains, socially and economically, by investing in the skills of their populations. Applying a “whole of government” approach is crucial. Countries need to develop a consistent set of skills-related policies such as education, employment protection legislation, and migration policies, in coordination with trade and innovation policies. This report presents new analyses based on the Survey of Adult Skills and the Trade in Value Added Database. It also explains what countries would need to do to specialise in technologically advanced industries.












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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.


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.

More reports and papers

Citizenship and education in a digital world
Marc Fuster | December 15

Educating our youth to care about each other and the world
Andreas Schleicher | December 12

How can countries close the equity gap in education?
Dirk Van Damme | December 6

Who really bears the cost of education?
Marie-Hélène Doumet | December 4

Are school systems ready to develop students’ social skills?
Andreas Schleicher | November 21


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News and events


Trends Shaping Education Spotlight 13: Citizens with a say

Brochure - Social and Emotional Skills Well-being, connectedness and success

Education Indicators in Focus No. 56: Who really bears the cost of education? How the burden of education expenditure shifts from the public to the private

Archived webinar - PISA 2015 Results (Volume V) - Collaborative Problem Solving" with  Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills (November 21, 2017)

PISA in Focus No. 78: Collaborative problem solving









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