Speeches / Presentations


  • 1-April-2014

    English

    PISA 2012 - Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems

    The capacity to engage creatively in cognitive processing to understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious (including motivational and affective aspects).

  • 28-March-2014

    English

    International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014 - Equity, Excellence and Inclusiveness in Education

    Presentation for the 2014 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, by Andreas Schleicher, Acting Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, OECD

  • 19-February-2014

    English, Powerpoint, 4,163kb

    Strong performers and successful reformers in PISA 2012: Lessons for Sweden (ppt)

    Presentation on lessons for Sweden in light of the PISA 2012 results.

  • 22-October-2013

    English

    Launch of Investing in Youth: Brazil

    It is a real pleasure to be back in Brasilia to launch “Investing in Youth: Brazil”. One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population. But you can reap a demographic dividend only if the environment is right for harnessing the potential and the talents of the young generation.

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  • 22-October-2013

    English

    Brazil becomes an Associate in the PISA Governing Board

    One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population; but you can reap a demographic dividend only if we create the conditions for harnessing the potential and the talents of this youth. High quality education remains the best engine of social progress and helps our young people find more and better jobs.

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  • 8-October-2013

    English

    Launch of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

    We have opened a new gold-mine of knowledge that will be crucial for policy-makers to succeed in their efforts to improve education systems and tackle unemployment effectively. Let me share with you some of our main conclusions and recommendations.

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  • 2-October-2013

    English

    OECD Informal Meeting of Ministers of Education (speech)

    Unemployment is high and large numbers of children and adults do not have the basic skills necessary to thrive in today’s global economy. We need to kick-start a global skills revolution and build the policies that will save a whole generation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 25-June-2013

    English

    Education: The best protection against an economic crisis

    The insight that education is valuable both to individuals and to countries is not new. Using continuously improving data and statistical tools, we have come to understand and appreciate the magnitude of education’s impact on employment, income, health and life opportunities in general.

  • 22-April-2013

    English

    Learning from other countries’ experiences in education -

    Rather than prescribe actions, the OECD often prefers to show policy makers what everyone else is doing and how successful those initiatives have been. A new OECD series of individual Education Policy Outlook Country Profiles does just that: each profile describes how an individual country is responding to key challenges to improve the effectiveness of its education system.

  • 14-March-2013

    English

    International Summit on the Teaching Profession

    The quality of teachers is one of the most important factors in student outcomes. But our policies to improve teacher quality will only succeed if we effectively evaluate and measure performance. Evaluating teachers reflects a commitment to the improvement of this most valuable and important profession, said Angel Gurría.

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