Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 12-January-2016

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 59 - Does it matter how much time students spend on line outside of school?

    In 2012, 15-year-old students spent over two hours on line each day, on average across OECD countries. The most common online activities among 15-year-olds were browsing the Internet for fun and participating in social networks, with over 70% of students doing one of these every day or almost every day.

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  • 8-January-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 37 - Who are the bachelor’s and master’s graduates?

    Graduation rates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees have dramatically increased over the past two decades, with 6 million bachelor’s degrees and 3 million master’s degrees awarded in OECD countries in 2013. Although women represent over half of the graduates at the bachelor’s and master’s level, they are still strikingly under-represented in the fields of sciences and engineering.

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  • 10-December-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 58 - Who wants to become a teacher?

    Across OECD countries, 5% of students expect to work as teachers: 3% of boys and 6% of girls. The academic profile of students who expect to work as teachers varies, but in many OECD countries, students who expect to work as teachers have poorer mathematics and reading skills than other ambitious students who expect to work as professionals but not as teachers.

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  • 17-November-2015

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 57 - Can schools help to integrate immigrants?

    Only in some countries is a larger proportion of immigrant students in schools related to lower student performance – and this relationship is mostly explained by the concentration of disadvantaged students in these schools.

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  • 17-November-2015

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    Helping immigrant students to succeed at school – and beyond

    This document reveals some of the difficulties immigrant students encounter – and some of the contributions they offer – while settling into their new communities and new schools. It also presents some of the policies governments can implement to help immigrant students integrate into their host societies.

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  • 6-November-2015

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    EDIF 25:Quién obtiene un doctorado y adónde les conduce esta titulación?

    Muchos países han aplicado reformas para desarrollar y apoyar estudios de doctorado e investigación postdoctoral, recalcando la función crucial de los estudiantes de doctorado y titulados universitarios en términos de crecimiento económico, innovación e investigación científi ca.

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  • 7-October-2015

    English

    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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  • 15-September-2015

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 55 - Who are the best online readers?

    The top-performing country in the PISA assessment of digital reading was Singapore, followed by Korea, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Canada and Shanghai-China.

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  • 25-August-2015

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 54 - Is spending more hours in class better for learning?

    There is no real consensus on how much class time is enough when it comes to learning mathematics, science and reading. But educators and policy makers generally agree that while it’s important for students to spend considerable time in school lessons to acquire new skills, spending more hours and minutes in class is not enough to ensure that students succeed in school.

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  • 9-July-2015

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 53 - Can the performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students be closed?

    The share of students with an immigrant background increased between 2003 and 2012, both in traditional and new destination countries. The performance difference in mathematics between immigrant and non-immigrant students decreased, on average, between 2003 and 2012.

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