Early childhood and schools

TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey



 New Insights from TALIS 2013:

Teaching and Learning in Primary and Upper Secondary Education


The focus of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS) reports so far have been on lower secondary education. This report now extends the picture to both primary and upper secondary teachers and reveals that the challenges and work of teachers can vary significantly across levels of education. Similarities and differences in some areas are revealed, such as the need for support for training, personnel and material resources at all levels of the school system. The analysis will enable countries to see more clearly where imbalances might lie and can also help teachers, schools and policy makers learn from these practices at their own level and at other educational levels as well.

TALIS results on lower secondary education are still available in "TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning"


Click here to browse or purchase the full report "New Insights from TALIS 2013: Teaching and Learning in Primary and Upper Secondary Education"

Teacing in Focus No. 10 - Embedding Professional Development in Schools for Teacher Success


How to join TALIS

The OECD is now planning for TALIS 2018 and would like to hear from countries that are interested in participating.

The themes covered by TALIS 2018 are likely to be similar to those currently being explored in TALIS 2013, and all participating countries will provide their input in the choice of the themes.

For any questions or to express interest, contact the TALIS team at talis@oecd.org as soon as possible since commitments are sought in early 2015.



TALIS provides cross-country analysis that helps countries identify others facing similar policy challenges.  The dataset allows for continued analyses on a variety of key indicators, both nationally and internationally.


Call for Tender

The OECD has issued a Call for Tender for the implementation of TALIS 2018.

Documents for bidders are available here.

The deadline date for receipt of responses is April 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Paris time).  Bids  which are received after the deadline may be rejected.  If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Sabrina Traskos at sabrina.traskos@oecd.org



TALIS Infographic



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Alliance for Excellent Education archived webinar - Results of the OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey 

Education Fast Forward archived debate - Better Teaching for Better Learning (with Andreas Schleicher)



5th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (29-30 March 2015)

The 5th International Summit on the Teaching Profession will be held in Banff, Alberta (Canada) and will bring together education ministers and leaders of teachers’ unions and associations from a number of high-performing and rapidly improving education systems, according to results from OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), to discuss education policy and practice and the teaching profession. Over 450 participants are expected to attend.

 About TALIS  - TALIS publications and documents