18/06/2013 - The 2013 edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (09.00 GMT) on Tuesday 25 June 2013.
Education at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. This year’s report includes new indicators on links between education levels and employment; data on the economic crisis, showing that education remains the best protection against unemployment; the relationship between fields of education and tuition fees, unemployment rates and earnings premiums; and trend data and analysis for all the key indicators.
Education at a Glance aims to help educators and policy makers see how their education systems perform compared to other countries and reviews their efforts to reform and improve their policies. The report also addresses: public and private spending on education; its social and economic benefits for people and economies; tuition fees; the outcomes of education based on an analysis of tertiary completion rates; relationship between educational attainment and two health-related concerns, obesity and smoking; and class sizes, teacher salaries and instruction times.
The report analyses the education systems of the 34 OECD member countries, as well as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The following media events are planned (all local times):
Monday 24 June (under embargo)
London –10.00 a.m. – media briefing with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. At The Policy Exchange, 10 Storey's Gate, Westminster, SW1P 3AY. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com
Mexico – 10.00 a.m. – videoconference with OECD education analysts Rodrigo Castaneda-Valle and Cuauhtemoc Rebolledo-Gomez. At the OECD Mexico Centre, Av. Presidente Masaryk 526, 1er piso, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, C.P 11560 Mexico. To register, contact Carolina Ziehl, OECD Mexico Centre (+ 52 55 9 138 6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paris – 11.00 a.m. – media briefing with OECD education analysts Eric Charbonnier and Corinne Heckmann. At the OECD. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18 or email@example.com).
Tokyo – 16.30 p.m. – videoconference with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre at 00.81.3 5532.0026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berlin – 18.00 p.m. – webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. To register, please contact Antonie Kerwien (tel. + 49 126.96.36.199.41 or email email@example.com
Tuesday 25 June
Brussels – 11.00 a.m. – news conference with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General, and Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture. At the Berlaymont building, Schuman room, 200 Rue de la Loi, Brussels. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or EAC-EDUCATION-AT-A-GLANCE@ec.europa.eu
Vienna – 11.00 a.m. – news conference with Barbara Ischinger, OECD Director of Education, and Dr. Claudia Schmied, Austrian Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture, and Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, Minister for Science and Research. At the Federal Ministry for Education (BMUKK), Minoritenplatz 5, 1014 Vienna – Audienz-Saal. To register, please contact Antonie Kerwien (tel. + 49 188.8.131.52.41 or email email@example.com) or Josef Galley (+43 1 53120-5019, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Madrid – 11.00 a.m. – news conference with Dirk van Damme, OECD Head of Innovation and Measuring Progress, and OECD education analyst Gara Rojas González, together with Montserrat Gomendio Kindelan, State Secretary for Education, Vocational Training and Universities at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. At the Press Hall of the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Alcalá 34, 28004, Madrid. To register, email Ismael Sanz of the Education Ministry at email@example.com
Washington – 12.30 p.m. – webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. To register, contact Miguel Rodriguez-Gorman, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Public webinar – 17.00 p.m. Paris time/GMT+02.00 – with Andreas Schleicher. To register, go to https://oecd500.webex.com/oecd500/onstage/g.php?d=953691820&t=a
OECD tweetchat on Wednesday 26 June – 17.30 p.m.Paris time - with Andreas Schleicher. Follow and ask your questions using the hashtag #OECDchat via Twitter, follow @OECD_Edu or log in to Tweetchat.com. You can also send your questions in advance to @OECD_Edu.
Education at a Glance 2013 will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 25 June 2013. Additional information will be available at a dedicated website: www.oecd.org/edu/eag.htm
For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: . + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or mailto:email@example.com). Briefing notes for countries are also available. Copies will be sent under embargo on Friday 21 June.