Speeches / Presentations

  • 2-December-2014


    OECD Education Today - Man with a mission

    David Puttnam had a storied 30-year career as an independent film producer (The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, to cite just a few of his award-winning films) before he retired from film production to focus on public policy related to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries.

  • 25-November-2014


    OECD Education Today - Does lifelong learning perpetuate inequalities in educational opportunities?

    More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.

  • 13-November-2014


    OECD Education Today - Under the radar? Professional education and training

    A recent review of the United States concluded that in the decade to 2018, nearly one third of job vacancies will require a post-secondary qualification of some sort, but less than a four year degree.

  • 2-September-2014


    Tohoku Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony

    Through the Tohoku School Project, the students have developed their capacities for innovation, leadership, and co-operation. They learned how to get the information they need when there isn’t a readymade answer in their textbook or a teacher to guide them. In other words, they learned how to learn – perhaps the most valuable lesson of all! said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 9-July-2014


    Launch of PISA Financial Literacy Assessment

    The results of this first-ever assessment are a true call for action. We need to step up our global and common efforts to better identify the financial literacy needs of 15-year-olds and explore ways to improve this essential life skill, warned OECD Secretary-General.

  • 1-April-2014


    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


    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


    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


    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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