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  • 4-October-2012


    Are countries educating to protect against unemployment? by Dirk Van Damme

    More people than even before now reach a level of educational attainment equivalent to upper secondary education. The available evidence is very conclusive: this level of education can be considered a minimum level to ensure a job and a living wage.

  • 3-October-2012

    English, Excel, 2,395kb

    Education Indicators in Focus No. 7 How well are countries educating young people to the level needed for a job and a living wage October 2012

    In many OECD countries, upper secondary attainment is becoming the minimum qualification level.

  • 1-October-2012


    It's high time to fight corruption in education, by Mihaylo Milovanovitch

    A modern day Bulgarian proverb says “What money can’t buy, a lot of money can”. Sadly, the truth of this popular wisdom holds well beyond the country it comes from. Sadly too, it seems to work well in schools and universities. Year by year Transparency International (TI), an international anti-corruption NGO, publishes data on the perceptions and experience of people from around the globe...

  • 28-September-2012

    English, Excel, 4,349kb

    Teaching Practices and Pedagogical Innovation - Evidence from TALIS

    This instructive publication, Teaching Practices and Pedagogical Innovation: Evidence from TALIS, is using the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2008 data. It precisely identifies and arranges profiles in relation to two connected areas of professional teacher practices: classroom teaching practices and participation in professional learning communities.

  • 27-September-2012


    A lesson in teaching from the grassroots, by Andreas Schleicher

    I was in London last week to give a talk on “how to transform 10,000 classrooms” at the annual Teach First/Teach for All conference in London. Some 3,000 teachers and social entrepreneurs from around the world gathered there to discuss ways to re-invent and strengthen the teaching profession.

  • 21-September-2012


    OECD Education Newsletter - September 2012

    This issue focuses on the latest OECD annual education indicators published in the 2012 edition of Education at a Glance.

  • 20-September-2012

    English, Excel, 1,977kb

    Education at a Glance 2012 - Country Note United States

    Education at a Glance 2012 - Country Note United States

  • 20-September-2012

    English, PDF, 2,009kb

    Education at a Glance 2012 - Country Note Portugal

    Despite the expansion of the education system, educational attainment remains a challenge. Only half of 25-34 year-olds in Portugal had attained at least upper secondary education in 2010.

  • 19-September-2012


    OECD Taxation Working Paper No. 13: Taxes and Investment in Skills

    This paper considers the influence of taxes on the financial incentive to invest in human capital and explores the tax treatment of private investment by individuals and employers in post-compulsory education and lifelong learning in 31 OECD countries, India and South Africa.

  • 17-September-2012


    Welcome to my world. Won’t you come on in?

    As a young mother, in relation to my children’s age, and being the ripe old age of 40, I am discovering the daily ritual of education.

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