Directorate for Education and Skills

OECD work on education: Books and papers

 

 

 

 Key publications

 

Schools for 21st-Century Learners
Strong Leaders, Confident Teachers, Innovative Approaches

 


This report summarises evidence from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey and the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment that underpins the three themes of the 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession: school leadership, teachers’ self-efficacy and innovation in education.

Published 12/3/2015

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

 


The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys.

Published 5/3/2015

Education at a Glance 2014
OECD Indicators

 


Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.

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Published 9/9/2014

TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning


The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) aims to provide valid, timely and comparable information to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession.

Published 25/6/2014

Latest publications

 

 

Universal Basic Skills - What Countries Stand to Gain

Using projections based on data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international student assessments, this report offers a glimpse of the stunning economic and social benefits that all countries, regardless of their national wealth, stand to gain if they ensure that every child not only has access to education but, through that education, acquires at least the baseline level of skills needed to participate fully in society.

Published 13/05/2015

 

 



Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills


This report presents a synthesis of the OECD’s analytical work on the role of socio-emotional skills and proposes strategies to raise them. It analyses the effects of skills on a variety of measures of individual well-being and social progress, which covers aspects of our lives that are as diverse as education, labour market outcomes, health, family life, civic engagement and life satisfaction.

Published 10/03/2015

 

Education Policy Outlook 2015 - Making Reforms Happen

Education Policy Outlook 2015

The 2015 edition of the Education Policy Outlookprovides a comparative review of policy trends. It explores specific reforms adopted across the OECD over the past seven years to help countries learn from one another and choose the reforms best adapted to their needs and context.

Published 19/01/2015

Skills Beyond School Synthesis Report


Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies?

Published 13/11/2014

 

 

All latest releases

 

In Focus series

PISA in Focus

  • ‌PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way.

Education Indicators in Focus

  • Education Indicators in Focus highlight specific indicators in Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.

Teaching in Focus

  • ‌The Teaching in Focus briefs shed new light on issues surrounding the teaching and learning environment in schools and teachers’ working conditions. 

Other papers

Working papers 

  • This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills.