Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-February-2016

    English

    Are we failing our failing students? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    A new PISA report, Low-Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind and How to Help Them Succeed, offers an in-depth analysis of low performance at school and recommends ways to tackle the problem.

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  • 8-February-2016

    English

    On target for 21st-century learning? The answers (and questions) are now on line. (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    School leaders are calling the PISA-based Test for Schools one of the better indicators out there of how well students are prepared for 21st century learning.

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  • 28-January-2016

    English

    Why do we bother with qualifications? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Qualifications are useful because they make skills visible. It is confidently assumed that the holder of a school-leaving certificate can read and understand instructions, and make calculations, and that those with university degrees can do much more.

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  • 22-January-2016

    English

    Joining the battle against extremism (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Whoever has a hammer sees every problem as a nail. Those in the security business tend to see the answer to radicalism and terrorism in military might, and those in the financial business in cutting flows of money.

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  • 18-January-2016

    English

    21st Century Children (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    What is the nature of modern childhood? Released today, the book Trends Shaping Education 2016 looks at major social, demographic, economic and technological trends affecting the future of education

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  • 12-January-2016

    English

    Can students be overconnected? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Most 15-year-olds in OECD countries spend at least some time each day wandering through cyberspace as part of their media diet.

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  • 11-January-2016

    English

    Is the gender gap in higher education widening? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    One of the most remarkable consequences of the expansion of education in OECD countries over the past decades is the reversal of the gender gap in education. From outright exclusion and discrimination in educational institutions less than a century ago, girls and young women have conquered schools and colleges.

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  • 6-January-2016

    English

    The trends shaping the future of education (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    The OECD's work on Trends Shaping Education looks at major social, demographic, economic and technological trends affecting the future of education. The newest edition of the publication will be released on 18 January.

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  • 17-December-2015

    English

    Backpacks and belonging: What school can mean to immigrant students (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    How school systems respond to immigration has an enormous impact on the economic and social well-being of all members of the communities they serve, whether they have an immigrant background or not.

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  • 10-December-2015

    English

    What students don’t want to be when they grow up (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Who wants to be a teacher? As this month’s PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teaching profession is having a hard time making itself an attractive career choice – particularly among boys and among the highest-performing students.

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