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  • 5-March-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Why boys and girls still don’t have an equal chance at school

    An analysis of PISA data reveals how student performance is affected by such “intangibles” as behaviour in and outside of school, and self-confidence, and how, in turn, students’ behaviour and confidence can be influenced by parents’ and teachers’ attitudes and expectations.

  • 5-March-2015

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  • 12-February-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Got a math problem?

    Some 37% of students in the Netherlands reported that they often worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them. In Argentina, 80% of students reported the same worry.

  • 12-February-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 48 - Does Math Make You Anxious?

    Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries. The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Education and Skills Policies for the United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates is identified by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as one of the most rapidly improving education systems in the world. However its students still perform well below the levels expected in advanced economies.

  • 29-January-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Who enjoys the opportunity to be better educated than their parents?

    Over the past decades, education systems have expanded enormously. They provide opportunities for many more students than before to access and succeed in secondary and tertiary education.

  • 29-January-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 28 - Are Young People Attaining Higher Levels of Education than their Parents?

    Between 2000 and 2012, the proportion of young adults (25-34 year-olds) with a tertiary qualification has grown by more than 3% per year on average in OECD countries. On average across 24 national and sub-national entities participating in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills, 39% of adults have achieved a higher level of education than their parents.

  • 22-January-2015

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    Education Policy Outlook International Conference 2015

    The conference will be interactive and results-oriented. The format will be designed to foster opportunities for meaningful discussion and dialogue among participants, national representatives, international organisation representatives and experts. We will ask most participants to take an active role in the conference

  • 20-January-2015

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    OECD Education Today - A shared aspiration

    If there’s one word that encapsulates the desires and aspirations of education stakeholders around the world, it is improvement.

  • 19-January-2015

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    Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says OECD

    Governments around the world are under growing pressure to improve their education systems. Rising spending is increasingly being matched by reforms to help disadvantaged children, invest in teachers and improve vocational training. But a widespread lack of evaluation of the impact of these reforms could hinder their effectiveness and hurt educational outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

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