Head of Early Childhood Education and Schools Division
Directorate for Education and Skills of the OECD
Address: 2, rue André-Pascal,
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
Phone: +33 1 45 24 92 25
Michael Davidson, Head of Early Childhood Education and Schools Division (Directorate for Education)
Michael Davidson is head of the division responsible for early childhood education and schools in the Directorate for Education of the OECD, based in Paris. He has responsibility for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), as well as thematic analysis and reviews of school and pre-school education. He has worked at OECD for nine years during which time he has been a major contributor to the OECD’s annual flagship publication, Education at a Glance and was also the principal author of the “OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Statistics on Education”, published in 2004.
Before joining the OECD, he worked as a statistician for over 20 years in the UK Civil Service with postings in the Ministries of Health, Trade and Industry before joining the Education Ministry. Over a 10 year period in the Education Ministry, he was responsible for the production, analysis and dissemination of statistics on all phases of education from pre-primary through to higher education. In addition, he spent two years seconded to a local authority working as head of the school planning and schools information services, supporting local school improvement.