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  • 21-March-2017

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    Finding and cultivating talented teachers: Insights from high-performing countries (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In a rapidly changing world, having a strong knowledge base in their subject area, good classroom management skills and a commitment to helping students learn may no longer be enough to meet the expanding role of teachers.

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  • 1-March-2017

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    Why do so many women want to become teachers? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    According to the latest Education Indicators in Focus brief, the average share of female teachers across OECD countries increased from 61% in 2005 to 65% in 2010 and to 68% in 2014, in all education levels combined.

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  • 28-February-2017

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    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

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  • 27-February-2017

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    Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now) (OECD Education Today Blog)

    There is little doubt that in OECD countries, the chances for boys and girls to succeed and contribute to society have become more equal over the past century.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Knowing what teachers know about teaching (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In modern societies, most professionals become knowledge workers. Their professional practice is increasingly fuelled and inspired by various forms of knowledge. A good example is the medical profession, where the continuously growing body of scientific knowledge finds its way into professional practices.

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  • 16-February-2017

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    Mind the Gap: Inequality in education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Inequality has been growing in most OECD countries since the 1980s and is currently at its highest level in 30 years. Forecasts for 2060 suggest that gross earnings inequality could continue to rise dramatically across the OECD if current trends persist.

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  • 31-January-2017

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    Social inequalities in education are not set in stone (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Most people see social inequities in education as stubbornly persistent.

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  • 27-January-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 48 - A snapshot of 50 years of trends in expanding education

    Countries have seen a major increase in the educational attainment level of their populations. In 1965, only 43% of young adults aged 25-34 had attained upper secondary education or higher on average across OECD countries. Fifty years later, upper secondary education had almost doubled with attainment levels reaching 84% in 2015.

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  • 27-January-2017

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    Who are the winners and losers of the expansion of education over the past 50 years? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Modern education systems, which are open to the middle classes and the poor, not just the elites, were established during the first industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • 24-January-2017

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    How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – evidence from the OECD’s PISA study (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment.

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