Publications & Documents


  • 13-October-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 56 - How confident are students in their ability to solve mathematics problems?

    On average across OECD countries, students’ belief that they can solve mathematics problems (mathematics self-efficacy) is associated with a difference of 49 score points in mathematics – the equivalent of one year of school.

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  • 13-October-2015

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    It’s a matter of self-confidence (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A sense of self-efficacy is essential if students are to fulfil their potential. Yet too many students, particularly disadvantaged students, do not have confidence in their ability to tackle mathematics tasks.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    Does social background thwart aspirations for higher education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Since the mid-1900s, the expansion of higher education systems has opened up opportunities for many students other than those from the elites. Higher education became the main route towards upward social mobility.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 35 - How do differences in social and cultural background influence access to higher education and the completion of studies?

    Parents’ level of education still greatly influences that of their children: individuals are 4.5 times more likely to attend higher education if one of their parents has a higher education degree than if both their parents have below upper secondary education.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Are the world’s schools making inequality worse? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The answer appears to be yes. Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Spain’s future prosperity depends on skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Spain is emerging from a challenging period. The good news is that the economy has returned to moderate growth and unemployment rates are falling. Yet Spain’s progress along the path to inclusive growth may well falter if steps are not taken today to boost skills outcomes.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    El futuro próspero de España pasa por mejorar el nivel de competencias de la población y eliminar los obstáculos a la creación de empleo

    Un nuevo informe de la OCDE sostiene que, si bien es cierto que la economía española viene mostrando claros signos de recuperación y pese al descenso de la tasa de desempleo, es necesario adoptar medidas adicionales para mejorar el nivel de competencias de la población en España y eliminar los obstáculos que dificultan la innovación y creación de empleo.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Spain’s future prosperity depends on raising skill levels and removing barriers to employment

    While the economy is showing clear signs of recovery and unemployment levels are falling, further action is needed to improve people’s skills in Spain and remove barriers to innovation and employment, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-September-2015

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - September 2015

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

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  • 17-September-2015

    English

    Teaching in Focus No 13 - Teaching beliefs and practice

    Every September, classrooms in the Northern hemisphere reopen to students and teachers for a new school year. What can students expect from their teachers this year? The new Teaching in Focus brief: Teaching beliefs and practice sheds light on some of the most common teaching practices and what teachers in Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) believe is the nature of teaching and learning.

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