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  • 1-February-2018

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    Education and Skills Newsletter - January 2018

    What's new in education and skills at the OECD?

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  • 1-February-2018

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 58 - How do primary and secondary teachers compare?

    While policy debate is often focused on the whole teaching profession, primary and secondary teachers differ in more ways than one. While all countries require teachers to have at least a bachelor degree to enter the profession in primary or lower secondary education, the structure and content of the programmes vary and are less geared towards practice at secondary than primary level.

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  • 29-January-2018

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    PISA in Focus No. 80 - In which countries and schools do disadvantaged students succeed?

    PISA 2015 data show that, on average across OECD countries, as many as three out of four students from the lowest quarter of socio-economic status reach, at best, only the baseline level of proficiency (Level 2) in reading, mathematics or science.

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  • 17-January-2018

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    Teaching in Focus No. 20 - What does teaching look like? A new video study

    While teachers can make a great difference to student outcomes, we know little about how they teach and what makes “good” teaching. The TALIS Video Study is a new OECD project that aims at understanding what teaching practices are used, how they are interrelated, and which ones are most related to students’ cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes.

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  • 21-December-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 57: Is labour market demand keeping pace with the rising educational attainment of the population?

    Across OECD countries, more and more individuals have attained tertiary education and the share of those with less education has declined. Although there are more tertiary-educated individuals than ever before, they still achieve good labour market outcomes.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 79: Is too much testing bad for student performance and well-being?

    Standardised tests help measure student’s progress at school and can inform education policy about existing shortfalls. However, too much testing could lead to much pressure on students and teachers to learn and teach for a test, something that would take the joy out of the learning process.

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  • 4-December-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 56: Who really bears the cost of education? How the burden of education expenditure shifts from the public to the private

    Despite the obvious benefits derived from education, governments face difficult trade-offs when balancing the share of public and private contributions to education.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 78 - Collaborative problem solving

    This month’s PISA in Focus provides an overview of the assessment’s results and shows that collaborative problem-solving performance is positively related to performance in the core PISA subjects (science, reading and mathematics). The results also show, among other findings, that girls perform significantly better than boys in collaborative problem solving in every country and economy that participated in the assessment.

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  • 9-November-2017

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    Teaching in Focus No. 19: How do teachers become knowledgeable and confident in classroom management? Insights from a pilot study

    The Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning (ITEL) Teacher Knowledge Survey is the first international study to explore the nature, function and development of teachers’ pedagogical knowledge, i.e. what teachers know about teaching and learning.

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  • 1-November-2017

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    Education and Skills Newsletter - October 2017

    What's new in education and skills at the OECD?

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