Publications & Documents


  • 18-March-2016

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    PISA in Focus No. 61 - Is memorisation a good strategy for learning mathematics?

    Fewer 15-year-olds in East Asian countries reported that they use memorisation than did 15-year-olds in some of the English-speaking countries to whom they are often compared.

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  • 18-March-2016

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    Learning by heart may not be best for your mind (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts may succeed in some school environments; but a lack of deep, critical and creative thinking may seriously penalise these students later in life when confronted with real, complex problems.

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  • 18-March-2016

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    Aid to the Education Sector

    The DAC defines aid to education as including education policy and administrative management, education facilities and training, teacher training and educational research, basic education, secondary education and post-secondary education.

  • 14-March-2016

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - March 2016

    Bringing you the highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Data visualisation for key OECD data

    Compare your country data visualisation

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 39 - The internationalisation of doctoral and master's studies

    One in ten students at the master’s or equivalent level is an international student in OECD countries, rising to one in four at the doctoral level.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    Is international academic migration stimulating scientific research and innovation? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Today, around 5 million students study and do research in a country other than their own, attracted by the quality of overseas universities and willing to complement their education portfolio with international experience.

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  • 9-March-2016

    English

    Overview of the Latvian education system

    This website provides you with the latest data and analysis on education in Latvia. You will find an overview of the Latvian education system (Education at a Glance 2015), an analysis of the student performance (PISA 2012) and a review of the teachers and teaching conditions (TALIS 2013).

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  • 9-March-2016

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    The drivers of public health spending: integrating policies and institutions

    This paper investigates the impact of policies and institutions on health expenditures for a large panel of OECD countries for the period 2000-10.

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  • 7-March-2016

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    Archived webinar - Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform - Lessons from around the World (March 2, 2016)

    If the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers, then countries need to do all they can to build a high-quality teaching force.

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