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  • 27-February-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 69 - What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

    On average across OECD countries, almost one in four students – whether boy or girl – expects to work in an occupation that requires further science training beyond compulsory education. This brief highlights the kinds of science careers 15-year-olds anticipate for themselves in the future.

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  • 27-February-2017

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    Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now) (OECD Education Today Blog)

    There is little doubt that in OECD countries, the chances for boys and girls to succeed and contribute to society have become more equal over the past century.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Archived webinar - What do we know about the largest education system in the world A snapshot of education in China (February 21)

    China has the largest education system in the world. With almost 260 million students and over 15 million teachers in about 514 000 schools (National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2014), excluding graduate education institutions, China’s education system is not only immense but diverse.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Knowing what teachers know about teaching (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In modern societies, most professionals become knowledge workers. Their professional practice is increasingly fuelled and inspired by various forms of knowledge. A good example is the medical profession, where the continuously growing body of scientific knowledge finds its way into professional practices.

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  • 16-February-2017

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    Trends Shaping Education Spotlight 8

    Inequality comes in many forms, including economic, social, cultural, and regional. Since the 1980s Income inequality has been growing in most OECD countries and is currently at its highest level in 30 years.

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  • 16-February-2017

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    Mind the Gap: Inequality in education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Inequality has been growing in most OECD countries since the 1980s and is currently at its highest level in 30 years. Forecasts for 2060 suggest that gross earnings inequality could continue to rise dramatically across the OECD if current trends persist.

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  • 7-February-2017

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    Archived webinar - "Where did equity improve", with Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills (February 6, 2017)

    The persistence of social inequities in education – the fact that children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less privileged families – is often seen as a difficult-to-reverse feature of education systems. PISA shows that, rather than assuming that inequality of opportunity is set in stone, school systems can become more equitable over a relatively short time.

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  • 31-January-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 68 - Where did equity in education improve over the past decade?

    The persistence of social inequities in education – the fact that children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less privileged families – is often seen as a difficult-to-reverse feature of education systems.

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  • 31-January-2017

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    Social inequalities in education are not set in stone (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Most people see social inequities in education as stubbornly persistent.

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  • 24-January-2017

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    How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – evidence from the OECD’s PISA study (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment.

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