Early childhood and schools

Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work

 

 

Equity and Quality in EducationSupporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools  | Multilingual summaries  
Participating countries reports 
Documents | Events 
Presentation of the review  | Team members

 

Comparative Report: Equity and Quality in EducationSupporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

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Press Release

Country spotlight reports

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Reducing school failure pays off for both society and individuals

The highest performing education systems across OECD countries are those that combine high quality and equity. However, across OECD countries, almost one of every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills to function in today’s societies and students from low socio-economic background are twice as likely to be low performers. 
 
The new comparative report: Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools provides policy recommendations, evidence, relevant cases and implementation strategies on how to support disadvantaged students and schools, as improving opportunities for them benefits education systems and societies as a whole. This report is the result of the thematic review on Overcoming School Failure: Policies That Work.

 

The OECD can continue to support individual countries at their request on how to best promote education policy reforms geared to reduce school failure in an international comparative framework
(www.oecd.org/edu/improvingschools)


 

Participating country reports

The Country Background Reports were prepared by countries according to a common framework.

The Country Spotlight Reports have been prepared in light of the comparative report and its recommendations.
 

Austria
Background report
Spotlight report

 

Czech Republic
Background report
Spotlight report

France
Background report
Spotlight report

Greece
Background report
Spotlight report

 

Netherlands
Background report
Spotlight report

Ireland
Background report
Spotlight report

Spain
Background report
Spotlight report

Sweden
Background report
Spotlight report

 


Documents

 

Working papers

Pointers for  policy development

Blogs and press release

Related information


Events


Presentation of the review

In February 2010, the OECD launched the Review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work. The Review updated research and country practices on issues related to equity and school failure; identified innovative and successful policy practices; facilitated exchanges of lessons and policy options among countries; and provided a framework of options for governments to consider.

 

The main results of the review are published in the new comparative report: Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools. It argues that investing in equity in education is economically efficient, in particular if investments are made early on and up to at least the end of upper secondary. It looks into system level and school level policies to promote equity and quality. It also provides evidence, relevant cases and implementation strategies on how to support disadvantaged students and schools.

 

Nine OECD countries took active part in the Review by providing country background reports as well as support and guidance throughout the study: Austria, Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and Yukon), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The project has also built upon previous work done in the Directorate, notably the Thematic Review on Equity, which resulted in the OECD No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education (2007). It has been complemented with international workshops, working papers, empirical data and research analysis.

 


Permanent URL:
www.oecd.org/edu/equity

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe