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  • 1-March-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 49 - Gender imbalances in the teaching profession

    Historically across the OECD, the teaching profession has been largely dominated by women. The share of female teachers has been increasing over the past decade – reaching 68% in 2014 for all levels of education combined. The gender disparity decreases gradually with the level of education, from 97% of women in pre-primary education to 43% in tertiary education.

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  • 1-March-2017

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    Why do so many women want to become teachers? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    According to the latest Education Indicators in Focus brief, the average share of female teachers across OECD countries increased from 61% in 2005 to 65% in 2010 and to 68% in 2014, in all education levels combined.

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  • 28-February-2017

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    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

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  • 27-February-2017

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    Archived webinar - "Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Profession" (February 24th, 2017)

    Highly qualified and competent teachers are fundamental for equitable and effective education systems. Teachers today are facing higher and more complex expectations to help students reach their full potential and become valuable members of 21st century society.

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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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