Early Childhood and Schools Division
Directorate for Education and Skills
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75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
The OECD Secretariat staff working on the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes:
Paulo Santiago, a Portuguese national, is a Senior Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, where he has been since 2000. He is currently the co-ordinator of the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. He has previously assumed responsibility for two major cross-country reviews, each with the participation of over twenty countries: a review of teacher policy (between 2002 and 2005, leading to the OECD publication Teachers Matter) and the thematic review of tertiary education (between 2005 and 2008, leading to the OECD publication Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society). He has also led reviews of teacher policy and tertiary education policy in several countries. He holds a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University, United States, where he also lectured. With a background in the economics of education, he specialises in education policy analysis.
Deborah Nusche, a German national, is a Policy Analyst in the Early Childhood and Schools Division of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. She is currently working on the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. With the OECD since 2007, she previously worked on the Thematic Review of Migrant Education and the Improving School Leadership study. She has led country review visits on migrant education and participated in case study visits on school leadership in several countries. She also co-authored the OECD reports Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students (2010) and Improving School Leadership (2008). Prior to this, she was a consultant to the Indicators and Analysis Division, where she focused on learning outcomes assessment in higher education. Before joining the OECD, she was a Carlo Schmid Fellow at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). In parallel to her studies, she has gained work experience with the World Bank’s Education Sector, United Nations Volunteers, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the German Embassy in Panama. She studied at Sciences Po Paris (France), McGill University (Canada) and Griffith University & University of Queensland (Australia). She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.
Claire Shewbridge, a British national, is an Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, and is currently working for the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. She most recently worked on the OECD Review on Migrant Education working on country-specific analysis for the Netherlands, Austria and Norway and co-authored the OECD report Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students (2010). For five years, Claire co-ordinated the PISA thematic report series, including reports on student use of computers, success and challenges for immigrant students, student competencies in general problem solving and mathematics and a focus on excellent students. She also led analysis of student attitudes towards science learning and the environment in the PISA 2006 survey. Her earlier statistical work with the OECD included educational enrolment, graduation and financial statistics published in Education at a Glance, labour force survey statistics published in the OECD Employment Outlook and financial statistics in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.
Thomas Radinger, a German national, joined the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow in September 2011. He currently works as a Consultant in the Early Childhood and Schools Division and will be contributing to the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes until September 2012. Prior to his fellowship, he gained work experience at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the German Embassy in Budapest, and the British Red Cross in London, as well as cultural organisations in Berlin and Argentina. Thomas holds a B.A. (Hons.) in History from University College London (UCL) and an M.Phil in Politics, Development and Education from the University of Cambridge.
Heike-Daniela Herzog, a Chilean/German national, has been working as an assistant at the OECD since 2008. She joined the Directorate for Education and Skills in August 2010, where she currently provides support to the Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. She previously worked in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. She holds an MSc in Translation and Interpreting from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
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