Speeches / Presentations


17-March-2011

English

Building a High-Quality Teaching profession

As fundamental technological and demographic challenges re-shape our economies, the quality of teaching, which is the biggest in-school influence on student learning, is the yardstick for long-term growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

4-November-2010

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Education Policy Committee at Ministerial Level: Remarks by OECD Secretary-General

Governments need to become more effective in matching students’ and workers’ skills to the new needs of markets and having effective teachers that can do the job, according to Angel Gurría.

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7-September-2010

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Investing in the Future

Educational policies need to be based on a solid understanding of how effectively economies use their talent pool, and of how better skills will translate into better jobs, higher productivity, and ultimately, better economic and social outcomes, according to Angel Gurría.

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15-March-2010

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Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

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10-March-2010

English

Pier Carlo Padoan's remarks at the release of the 2010 edition of Going For Growth

Remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan at the release of the 2010 edition Of Going For Growth on March 10, 2010

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10-October-2009

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Education for the future - Promoting changes in policies and practices: the way forward

Speaking at the education ministerial round table organised by the UNESCO, Angel Gurría underlined that education is the key to addressing the economic and social challenges of our times, including a way to get out of the crisis faster. According to the OECD Secretary-General, the 21st century schools will need to help young individuals to constantly adapt and grow, to develop their capacity and motivation, to expand their horizons

7-October-2009

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Reform beyond the crisis

This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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8-September-2009

English

The return to investment in education

Growing advantages for the better educated and likely continuing high levels of unemployment as economies move out of recession will provide more and more young people with strong incentives to stay on in education, according to the Secretary-General commenting on Education at a Glance.

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5-July-2009

English

The new dynamics of higher education and research for societal change and development

In his introductory remarks at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Mr Gurría noted that governments need to address the social and human dimensions of the crisis, which means that recovery plans have to support the most vulnerable and include investing in skills development, education and enhanced training projects.

16-June-2009

English

Launch of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

In Mexico for the launch of OECD's report on creating effective teaching and learning environments, Mr. Gurría underlined that the quality of an education system relies on the quality of its teachers and their work.

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