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  • 6-December-2016

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    Register for a Q&A webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and head of the PISA programme since its inception in 2000, to discuss the PISA 2015 results. (December 6, at 15h Paris time)

    Register for a Q&A webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and head of the PISA programme since its inception in 2000, to discuss the PISA 2015 results. (December 6, at 15h Paris time)

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  • 30-November-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 46: What influences spending on education?

    Results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that, among countries with a comparatively high gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, the amount spent on education is less important than how those resources are used.

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  • 30-November-2016

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    To contain the cost of education, should countries only consider teachers’ salaries? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    High-performing education systems value teachers and invest a lot in them. And indeed, the human factor is crucial in creating effective and high-quality teaching and learning environments.

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  • 25-November-2016

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    Skills are the key to unlocking prosperity in Peru (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Peru has been one of the strongest economic performers in Latin America with steady GDP per capita growth over the past decade.

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  • 24-November-2016

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    Education in China - a snapshot

    In 2015, three economies in China participated in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, for the first time: Beijing, a municipality, Jiangsu, a province on the eastern coast of the country, and Guangdong, a southern coastal province. Shanghai, which, like Beijing, is also a Chinese megacity of over 20 million people, has participated in PISA since 2009.

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  • 23-November-2016

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    New insights on teaching strategies (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Education’s purpose is to prepare children for a fast-moving, ever-changing world. Teaching faces the additional challenge of classrooms becoming increasingly more culturally diverse. Now, more than ever, this requires an adaptation of current teaching strategies.

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  • 15-November-2016

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    PISA in Focus No. 66 - How does PISA assess science literacy?

    The most recent round of the assessment, PISA 2015, focused on 15-year-olds’ science literacy, defined as "the ability to engage with science-related issues, and with the ideas of science, as a reflective citizen".

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  • 15-November-2016

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    A peek at PISA (OECD Education Today Blog)

    PISA 2015 focused on science, with the understanding that, although not every student is interested in becoming a scientist, all of us now need to be able to “think like a scientist” sometimes.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 45 - Fields of education, gender and the labour market

    More and more adults are earning a tertiary qualification, but not all tertiary degrees have the same value on the labour market. In general, postgraduate degrees such as master’s and doctoral degrees are associated with higher employment rates and earnings than bachelor’s degrees.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Do men’s and women’s choices of field of study explain why women earn less than men? (OECD Education Today Blog

    Why women and men choose to pursue different fields of study, and why those choices vary among countries, is not easy to determine.

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