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Paulo Santiago, a Portuguese national, is a Senior Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, where he has been since 2000. He is currently the co-ordinator of the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). He has previously assumed responsibility for three major cross-country reviews, each with the participation of over twenty countries: a review of teacher policy (2002-2005), leading to the OECD publication “Teachers Matter”; the thematic review of tertiary education (2005-2008), leading to the OECD publication “Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society”; and a review of evaluation and assessment policy at the school level (2009-2013), leading to the OECD publication “Synergies for Better Learning”. He has also led reviews of teacher policy, tertiary education policy and educational evaluation policy in over 25 countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, United States, where he also lectured. With a background in the economics of education, he specialises in education policy analysis.
Deborah Nusche, a German national, is a Policy Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, where she has been since 2007. She is currently working on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). Prior to this, she conducted policy analysis for three major cross-country reviews at the OECD: a review of school leadership policy and practice (2007-2008), leading to the two-volume publication “Improving School Leadership” (2008); a review of migrant education (2009-2010), leading to the OECD publication “Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students” (2010); and a review of evaluation and assessment in education (2009-2013), leading to the OECD publication “Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment” (2013). As part of these studies, she conducted country reviews in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and the United Kingdom, leading to country-specific analysis and tailored policy advice. Previously, she worked as a Consultant for the OECD’s project on the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) and as a Carlo Schmid Fellow for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). She studied at Sciences Po Paris (France), McGill University (Canada), Griffith University & University of Queensland (Australia) and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.
Claire Shewbridge, a British national, is an Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and currently working on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). She most recently co-authored the OECD report Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment (2013) taking responsibility for analysis on school evaluation and education system evaluation. As part of this work, she produced tailored analysis and policy advice for Australia, the Flemish Community of Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, she worked on the OECD Review on Migrant Education working on country-specific analysis for the Netherlands, Austria and Norway and co-authored the OECD report Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students (2010). For five years, Claire worked on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), leading analysis of student attitudes towards science learning and the environment in the PISA 2006 survey, co-authoring Are Students Ready for a Technology Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us (2005) and co-ordinating OECD reports on excellent students, success and challenges for immigrant students, student competencies in general problem solving and mathematics. She also worked on OECD statistical publications Education at a Glance and the OECD Employment Outlook.
Francesc Masdeu, a Spanish national, is an Analyst at the Early Childhood and Schools Division of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills seconded by the Fundació Jaume Bofill. He is working on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). Before joining the OECD, Francesc worked as Research Analyst at the Economic Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he studied the effects of social inequalities on PISA results. He also gained experience working at non-profit organizations, and lived in Senegal. Francesc holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Master’s Degree in Economic Analysis from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, specialising in development.
Ms. Liz Zachary (Assistant)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 24 93 73
Liz Zachary, a British national, has worked as a project assistant at the OECD since 2010. She is currently working for the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review) within the Directorate for Education and Skills, supporting the team with administrative requirements, maintaining the project website, and assisting with publications. Prior to the OECD Liz worked in London as a project coordinator in both a children’s charity and for a local government development agency.
Kazakhstan Country Background Report
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School Size Policies: A Literature Review