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  • 15-May-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 51 - Tuition fee reforms and international mobility

    In most countries with available data, public educational institutions charge different tuition fees for national and foreign students enrolled in the same programme. In Australia, Austria, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, foreign students pay on average about twice or more the tuition fees charged to national students.

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  • 9-May-2017

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    Teaching in Focus No. 17: “Do new teachers feel prepared for teaching?”

    New teachers are more likely to feel prepared in the content of their subject field(s), rather than the pedagogy or classroom practice of their subject field(s).

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  • 31-March-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 50: Educational attainment and investment in education in Ibero-American countries

    Despite the geographical distances between them, Ibero-American countries share some similarities in their educational attainment rates and private expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP.

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  • 28-March-2017

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    Adult Skills in Focus No. 5: Do socio-economic disparities in skills grow between the teenage years and young adulthood?

    The striking cross-national variation in socio-economic disparities in skills gaps among 15-year-olds, and the evolution of these gaps between the ages of 15 and 27, raises the question of what policies and institutional arrangements may explain such variability.

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  • 27-March-2017

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - March 2017

    Bringing you the highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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  • 21-March-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 70: What do we know about teachers’ selection and professional development in high-performing countries?

    In countries that performed above the OECD average in science, at least 80% of the students are in schools that invite specialists to conduct teacher training or organise in-service workshops for teachers or where teachers cooperate with each other. This is higher, on average, than what is observed among other countries.

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  • 1-March-2017

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 49 - Gender imbalances in the teaching profession

    Historically across the OECD, the teaching profession has been largely dominated by women. The share of female teachers has been increasing over the past decade – reaching 68% in 2014 for all levels of education combined. The gender disparity decreases gradually with the level of education, from 97% of women in pre-primary education to 43% in tertiary education.

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  • 27-February-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 69 - What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

    On average across OECD countries, almost one in four students – whether boy or girl – expects to work in an occupation that requires further science training beyond compulsory education. This brief highlights the kinds of science careers 15-year-olds anticipate for themselves in the future.

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  • 16-February-2017

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    Trends Shaping Education Spotlight 8

    Inequality comes in many forms, including economic, social, cultural, and regional. Since the 1980s Income inequality has been growing in most OECD countries and is currently at its highest level in 30 years.

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  • 31-January-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 68 - Where did equity in education improve over the past decade?

    The persistence of social inequities in education – the fact that children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less privileged families – is often seen as a difficult-to-reverse feature of education systems.

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