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The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities. CERI often has a longer timeframe than most work, typically aiming to set an agenda for the future, with a goal to ensure that the work is thoroughly integrated with empirical analysis and innovation awareness. Specific emphasis is put on accumulating statistical evidence to the value of its research work.  Read more about CERI's Activities.

 What's New: 


New book launch

Schooling Redesigned - Towards Innovative Learning Systems

Research suggests that, when it comes to early childhood education and care, quality matters most. A growing number of countries are establishing monitoring systems to ensure quality and accountability in these programmes. This new publication explores how countries can develop and use these systems to enhance service and staff quality for the benefit of child development. It offers an international perspective and concrete examples to help policy makers, monitoring experts and practitioners in the field develop their own monitoring policies and practices.

 Trends Spotlight Gender Equality


Trends Spotlight  #7: Gender Equality  Education plays an important role in ensuring that women and men have the same opportunities in their personal and professional lives, through formal schooling, shaping attitudes and transforming behaviours. Yet old stereotypes die hard, and gender still plays a role in a number of ways. This Spotlight takes a look at the issues both in society and in the educational field itself. Also read the Blog 

New book launch


Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills - Today’s children will need a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills in order to succeed in modern life. This report  looked at research done on this topic in 9 OECD countries to study how these types of skills can contribute to labour market and social outcome.  Find out more on launch event website >> Blogs -Huffington Post: Skills for social progress: the power of social and emotional skills  and OECD Educationtoday  : Supporting social and emotional skills to balance our lives 

 Modern Families Spotlight 6 Spotlight

Trends Spotlight  #6Modern Families  Families in the OECD are changing. The nuclear family – mother and father, married with children – is becoming less common. The number of reconstituted and single-parent households is rising, families are becoming smaller and individuals are deciding to have children later in life, or not at all.

  Working Paper

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success  By Tim Kautz, James J. Heckman, Ron Diris, Bas ter Weel and Lex Borghans



CERI Conference

CERI Conference on Innovation, Governance and Reform in Education, Paris, France, 3-5 November 2014   Understanding of the transversal themes of systemic complexity, fostering trust, and promising approaches to accountability and evaluation in contexts of innovation with the hope of forging new policy directions for the future.  Interview with Lord David Puttnam here 


Critical Maths for Innovative Societies   How can mathematics education foster the skills that are appropriate for innovative societies? Mathematics education is heavily emphasised worldwide, nevertheless it is still considered to be a stumbling block for many students. >> Blogs -  Educationtoday: Maths education for innovative societies and OECD Insights:  Want to improve your problem solving skills? Try metacognition

Trends Spotlight 5


Trends Spotlight #5: Infinite Connections  Education plays a key role in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world, as well as help mitigate some of the risks. Publication: Trends Shaping Education 2013 


Measuring Innovation in Education  New international report  comparative data about innovation in education compared to other sectors.  This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education. Read the Executive Summary, Country Notes and other information here.  >> Blog: Education professionals as social innovators  >> Education Indicators in Focus brief (EDIF): How innovative is the education sector?

Leadership for 21st Century Learning


Leadership for 21st Century Learning This is the latest of the influential series of OECD reports on Innovative Learning Environments. "Learning leadership" is fundamental because it is about setting direction, taking responsibility for putting learning at the centre and keeping it there. 

 >> Blog: Leadership for 21st Century Learning 

Contact us: ceri.contact@oecd.org

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