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  • 7-October-2016

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    What can maths teachers learn from PISA? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    When it comes to learning mathematics, certain teacher-directed learning strategies, such as asking questions to check whether students understand what has been taught, has proven to work well when solving basic mathematics problems.

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  • 7-October-2016

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    Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers… and How PISA Can Help Answer Them

    Every three years, the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA, evaluates 15 year-old students around the world to determine how well their education system has prepared them for life after compulsory schooling. Once the results are published, the media rush to compare their countries’ positions in the international league tables. Government policy makers, journalists and academic researchers mine the report to find out how successful education systems elicit the best performance from their students while making access to high-quality education more equitable. But sometimes the key messages don’t make it back to the teachers who are preparing their country’s students every day.

    Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…  and How PISA Can Help Answer Them aims to change that. This report delves into topics such as, “How much should I encourage my students to be responsible for their own learning in mathematics?” or “As a mathematics teacher, how important is the relationship I have with my students?”. It gives teachers timely and relevant data and analyses that can help them reflect on their teaching strategies and how students learn.

  • 5-October-2016

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    Empowering teachers with high-quality professional development (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Exposure to high quality teacher professional development varies greatly both between and within countries, which broadens the scope of work for policy makers.

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  • 4-October-2016

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    Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care - Country Note (Australia)

    The monitoring quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) country note for Australia is based on findings presented in the report of OECD (2015), Starting Strong IV: Monitoring Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care that covers 24 OECD member and non-member economies.

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  • 23-September-2016

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - September 2016

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

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Teaching in Focus No. 15 - School leadership for developing professional learning communities

    Instructional leadership is the set of practices that principals use in relation to the improvement of teaching and learning. It is a strong predictor of how teachers collaborate and engage in a reflective dialogue about their practice.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Leaders for learning (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The role of the school leader is essential for pupil and staff success, and although good practice exists, there is still room for improvement.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    School Leadership for Learning - Insights from TALIS 2013

    The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the largest international survey of teachers and school leaders. Using the TALIS database, this report looks at different approaches to school leadership and the impact of school leadership on professional learning communities and on the learning climate in individual schools.

    It looks at principals’ instructional and distributed leadership across different education systems and levels. Instructional leadership comprises leadership practices that involve the planning, evaluation, co-ordination and improvement of teaching and learning. Distributed leadership in schools explores the degree of involvement of staff, parents or guardians, and students in school decisions.

    How are principals’ and schools’ characteristics related to instructional and distributed leadership? What types of leadership are favoured across countries? What impact do they have on the establishment of professional learning communities and positive learning environments? The report notes that teacher collaboration is more common in schools with strong instructional leadership. However, about one in three principals does not actively encourage collaboration among the teaching staff in his or her school. There is room for improvement; and both policy and practice can help achieve it. The report offers a series of policy recommendations to help strengthen school leadership.

  • 20-September-2016

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    Archived webinar - School Leadership for Learning: Insights from TALIS 2013 (September 20, 2016)

    Archived webinar - School Leadership for Learning: Insights from TALIS 2013 (September 20, 2016)

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  • 6-September-2016

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    PISA in Focus No. 65 - Should all students be taught complex mathematics?

    Exposure to complex mathematics concepts and tasks is related to higher performance in PISA among all students, including socio-economically disadvantaged students.

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