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  • 18-October-2006

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    Improving School Leadership - Country Background Report for Flanders

    This activity aims to support policy development through examining: the roles and responsibilities of school leaders, policies and conditions for making school leaders most effective, the development and support of effective school leadership and policies and practices conducive to these ends

  • 27-September-2006


    Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006

    Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006 presents the coneptual framework underlying the PISA 2006 survey. It includes a re-developed and expanded framework for scientific literacy, an innovative component on the assessment of students' attitudes to science and the frameworks for the assessment of reading and mathematics.

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  • 12-September-2006


    Starting Strong II: Early Childhood Education and Care

    This review of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in twenty OECD countries describes the social, economic, conceptual and research factors that influence early childhood policy. These include increasing women’s labour market participation; reconciling work and family responsibilities on a more equitable basis for women; confronting the demographic challenges faced by OECD countries; and in particular, addressing issues of

  • 26-July-2006


    International OECD/Japan Seminar on “Futures Thinking for Education: Policy, Leadership and the Teaching Profession” (Hiroshima, Japan, 6-7 November 2006)

    This Seminar formed part of the core CERI work on futures thinking and the Schooling for Tomorrow project. The Seminar explored and developed as the over-arching seminar theme the connections between futures thinking, and governance, policy formulation and decision-making in education,

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  • 13-July-2006


    Improving School Leadership - Home

    School leaders in OECD countries are facing pressures with the rising expectations for schools and schooling in the knowledge society. As countries aim to transform their educational systems to prepare all young people with the knowledge and skills needed in this changing world, the roles and expectations for school leaders have changed radically. They are no longer expected to be merely good managers; but actually school leadership

  • 9-June-2006


    PISA 2000: Sample Weight Problems in Austria (EDU Working Paper No. 5)

    The purpose of this paper is to quantify the problems resulting from the inadequate coverage of the PISA target population in the Austrian PISA 2000 assessment and to establish adjustments that could be used to correct for this and thus to allow reliable comparisons between the 2000 and 2003 data.

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  • 15-May-2006


    Where Immigrant Students Succeed - A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement in PISA 2003

    Drawing on data from the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), this report examines the performance of students with immigrant backgrounds and compares it to that of their native counterparts.

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  • 7-April-2006


    Think Scenarios, Rethink Education

    What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance? Scenario methods offer one highly promising answer. This latest volume in the

  • 13-March-2006


    Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

    The synthesis report compares the country reports of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia using the following guidelines: existing legal frameworks, scope of policy development, statistics and indicators, teacher training, involvement of parents, pedagogical concepts, curriculum development and school organisation. It underlines the fact that the analysed

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  • 16-February-2006


    Personalising Education

    There is a growing awareness that one-size-fits-all approaches to school knowledge and organisation are ill-adapted both to individuals’ needs and to the knowledge society at large. To move beyond uniform, mass provision can be described as “personalisation” of education and of public services more widely. The significance of this shift is described by leading expert Professor David Hopkins in his introduction to this volume: The

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