Learning for Tomorrow's World: First results from PISA 2003 presents initial results from the PISA 2003 assessment. The report goes well beyond an examination of the relative standing of countries in mathematics, science and reading. It also looks at a wider range of educational outcomes that include students’ motivation to learn, their beliefs about themselves and their learning strategies.
Topics covered include the legislative framework; institutional arrangements for research and teaching; budgeting mechanisms; regional and international co-operation including EU policy initiatives; and the impact of brain drain and ageing on human resources.
The OECD project on "Education Development for Disabled and at Risk Students in South Eastern Europe" was started in 2003, in close co-operation with eight education ministries and the Education Reform Initative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
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This background report is one of a series of papers prepared by countries participating in an activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), “Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers.” The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the following four objectives:
The PISA 2000 results shook the belief of Danes that theirs was the best education system in the world. Though spending on education in Denmark is high compared to OECD countries, the PISA confirmed that the quality and equity of outcomes are only average.
In 2002, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a study covering Candad, England, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Sweden aimed at linking the results from the OECD PISA 2000 survey to evidence on important public policy measures.
What makes school systems perform? In 2002, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched an innovative, multilateral study aimed at linking the results from the OECD PISA 2000 survey to qualitative evidence on important public policy measures. The study covered: • Strategies for educational reform and innovation• Issues of governance and resource allocation• National approaches to standard-setting, assessment and
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This Country Note for Germany forms part of the OECD activity Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers. This is a collaborative project to assist teacher policy development for improving teaching and learning in schools. Twenty-five countries are taking part. The activity was launched in April 2002. OECD Education Ministers have set out a challenging agenda for schools in responding to rapidly changing needs and
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