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This summary presents the main findings from the PISA 2000 survey and draws upon results published in Knowledge and Skills for Life – First Results from PISA (OECD, 2001), and Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow – Further Results from PISA (OECD, 2003), as well as upon four thematic studies
Problem Solving for Tomorrow's World – First Measures of Cross Curricular Competencies from PISA 2003 looks at the ability of 15-year-olds to tackle problems in every day life which are not obviously linked to knowledge gained at school.
Learning for Tomorrow's World – First Results from PISA 2003 presents initial results from the PISA 2003 assessment.
Apprendre aujourd'hui, réussir demain : Premiers résultats de PISA 2003 présente les premiers résultats du cycle d’évaluation PISA 2003, dont le domaine majeur était la culture mathématique.
Learning for Tomorrow's World: First results from PISA 2003 presents initial results from the PISA 2003 assessment. The report goes well beyond an examination of the relative standing of countries in mathematics, science and reading. It also looks at a wider range of educational outcomes that include students’ motivation to learn, their beliefs about themselves and their learning strategies.
Topics covered include the legislative framework; institutional arrangements for research and teaching; budgeting mechanisms; regional and international co-operation including EU policy initiatives; and the impact of brain drain and ageing on human resources.
The OECD project on "Education Development for Disabled and at Risk Students in South Eastern Europe" was started in 2003, in close co-operation with eight education ministries and the Education Reform Initative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
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This background report is one of a series of papers prepared by countries participating in an activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), “Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers.” The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the following four objectives:
The PISA 2000 results shook the belief of Danes that theirs was the best education system in the world. Though spending on education in Denmark is high compared to OECD countries, the PISA confirmed that the quality and equity of outcomes are only average.
In 2002, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a study covering Candad, England, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Sweden aimed at linking the results from the OECD PISA 2000 survey to evidence on important public policy measures.