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  • 31-January-2018

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    Archived webinar - Academic resilience: What schools and countries do to help disadvantaged students succeed in PISA, with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

    Researchers and policy makers have been focusing on socio-economic disparities in academic achievement since the 1960s. Decades of empirical studies show that socioeconomically disadvantaged students are more likely to: drop out of school, and repeat a grade

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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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  • 29-January-2018

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    Learning for careers: The career pathways movement in the United States (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Digitisation is expected to profoundly change the way we learn and work – at a faster pace than previous major drivers of transformation. Many children entering school today are likely to end up working in jobs that do not yet exist.

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  • 22-January-2018

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    Teaching for Global Competence in a Rapidly Changing World

    This new publication sets forward the PISA framework for global competence developed by the OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society.

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  • 22-January-2018

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    How to prepare students for the complexity of a global society (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The world’s growing complexity and diversity present both opportunity and challenge. On the one hand, globalization can bring important new perspectives, innovation, and improved living standards. But on the other, it can also contribute to economic inequality, social division, and conflict.

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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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    What the expansion of higher education means for graduates in the labour market (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A university degree has always been considered as key to a good job and higher wages. But as the share of tertiary-educated adults across OECD countries has almost doubled over the last two decades, can the labour market absorb this growing supply of skills?

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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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  • 19-December-2017

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    Busting the myth about standardised testing (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Standardised testing has received a bad rap in recent years. Parents and educators argue that too much testing can make students anxious without improving their learning.

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  • 12-December-2017

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    Educating our youth to care about each other and the world (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle. The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will in no small way depend on what is happening in today’s classrooms. Indeed, it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real social contract with citizens.

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