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  • 22-December-2015


    Supporting Teacher Professionalism - Insights from TALIS 2013

    This report examines the nature and extent of support for teacher professionalism using the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, a survey of teachers and principals in 34 countries and economies around the world. Teacher professionalism is defined as the knowledge, skills, and practices that teachers must have in order to be effective educators.

    The report focuses on lower secondary teachers (ISCED 2) in different education systems and looks at cross-cultural differences in teacher professionalism. It explores how teacher professionalism is linked to policy-relevant teacher outcomes such as perceived status, satisfaction with profession and school environment or perceived self-efficacy. The publication also tackles equity concerns in teacher professionalism: it examines professionalism support gaps, which are defined as differences in support for teacher professionalism in schools with high levels of disadvantage as compared to those with low-levels of disadvantage. Last but not least, the report presents a number of policy-relevant recommendations to enhance teacher professionalism and equity in access to high-quality teaching in OECD member countries.

  • 22-December-2015


    OECD Reviews of School Resources: Flemish Community of Belgium

    The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.
    The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment; and other resources such as learning time.
    This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and the education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.

  • 18-December-2015


    Open Educational Resources - A Catalyst for Innovation

    Education is the key to economic, social and environmental progress, and governments around the world are looking to improve their education systems. The future of education in the 21st century is not simply about reaching more people, but about improving the quality and diversity of educational opportunities. How to best organise and support teaching and learning requires imagination, creativity and innovation.
    Open education resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that make use of tools such as open licensing to permit their free reuse, continuous improvement and repurposing by others for educational purposes. The OER community has grown considerably over the past 10 years and the impact of OER on educational systems has become a pervasive element of educational policy
    This report aims to highlight state of the art developments and practices in OER, but also to demonstrate how OER can be a tool for innovation in teaching and learning.

  • 17-décembre-2015


    Garantir la qualité de l'enseignement supérieur transnational - Mettre en œuvre les lignes directrices UNESCO/OCDE

    Au cours des dix dernières années, de nombreux pays ont conçu des politiques explicites d'internationalisation de leurs systèmes d'enseignement supérieur, reconnaissant les avantages d'une expérience internationale pour préparer les étudiants à une économie en pleine mondialisation, ainsi que les nombreuses opportunités crées par la mobilité transnationale en termes d'innovation, d'amélioration et de développement des capacités dans l'enseignement supérieur et dans l'économie dans son ensemble.

    Des cas de fraude et des comportements opportunistes ont cependant montré que ces promesses s’accompagnent de risques pour les étudiants et d’autres acteurs de l'enseignement tertiaire. C'est précisément dans le but d'aider toutes les parties prenantes à minimiser ces risques et à renforcer les dynamiques d'ouverture, de collaboration et de transparence entre les pays que l'UNESCO et l'OCDE ont développé ensemble leurs Lignes directrices pour des prestations de qualité dans l'enseignement supérieur transfontalier.

    Analysant dans quelle mesure les acteurs de l'enseignement supérieur se sont conformés à ces lignes directrices en 2014, cet ouvrage intéressera les décideurs, les directeurs d'établissements d'enseignement supérieur et les agences d'assurance qualité, ainsi que les universitaires et autres parties intéressées par l'enseignement supérieur et son internationalisation.

  • 11-December-2015


    A Review of International Large-Scale Assessments - Assessing Component Skills and Collecting Contextual Data

    The OECD has initiated PISA for Development (PISA-D) in response to the rising need of developing countries to collect data about their education systems and the capacity of their student bodies. This report aims to compare and contrast approaches regarding the instruments that are used to collect data on (a) component skills and cognitive instruments, (b) contextual frameworks, and (c) the implementation of the different international assessments, as well as approaches to include children who are not at school, and the ways in which data are used. It then seeks to identify assessment practices in these three areas that will be useful for developing countries. This report reviews the major international and regional large-scale educational assessments: large-scale international surveys, school-based surveys and household-based surveys. For each of the issues discussed, there is a description of the prevailing international situation, followed by a consideration of the issue for developing countries and then a description of the relevance of the issue to PISA for Development.

  • 7-December-2015


    Income Inequality - The Gap between Rich and Poor

    Income inequality is rising. A quarter of a century ago, the average disposable income of the richest 10% in OECD countries was around seven times higher than that of the poorest 10%; today, it’s around 9½ times higher. Why does this matter? Many fear this widening gap is hurting individuals, societies and even economies. This book explores income inequality across five main headings. It starts by explaining some key terms in the inequality debate. It then examines recent trends and explains why income inequality varies between countries. Next it looks at why income gaps are growing and, in particular, at the rise of the 1%. It then looks at the consequences, including research that suggests widening inequality could hurt economic growth. Finally, it examines policies for addressing inequality and making economies more inclusive.

  • 27-November-2015

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    A Skills Beyond School Commentary on Canada

    This commentary is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The series includes reviews, involving an in-depth analysis of a country system leading to a set of policy recommendations backed by analysis.

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  • 27-November-2015


    The Experience of Middle-Income Countries Participating in PISA 2000-2015

    This report provides a systematic review and empirical evidence related to the experiences of middle-income countries and economies participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000 to 2015. PISA is a triennial survey that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. To date, students representing more than 70 countries and economies have participated in the assessment, including 44 middle-income countries, many of which are developing countries receiving foreign aid. This report provides answers to six important questions about these middle-income countries and their experiences of participating in PISA: What is the extent of developing country participation in PISA and other international learning assessments? Why do these countries join PISA? What are the financial, technical, and cultural challenges for their participation in PISA? What impact has participation had on their national assessment capacity? How have PISA results influenced their national policy discussions? And what does PISA data tell us about education in these countries and the policies and practices that influence student performance?

    The findings of this report are being used by the OECD to support its efforts to make PISA more relevant to a wider range of countries, and by the World Bank as part of its on-going dialogue with its client countries regarding participation in international large-scale assessments.

  • 26-November-2015


    How can we compare education systems that are so different? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Education systems are not static; they change. There have been some important changes at both ends of the education ladder recently: in early childhood or “pre-primary” education, at one end, and in tertiary or higher education at the other.

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  • 24-novembre-2015


    Regards sur l'éducation 2015 - Les indicateurs de l'OCDE

    Regards sur l’éducation : Les indicateurs de l’OCDE fait figure de publication de référence sur l’état de l’éducation dans le monde. Elle fournit des données sur les résultats des établissements d’enseignement, l’impact de l’apprentissage dans les différents pays, les ressources financières et humaines investies dans l’éducation, l’accès, la participation et la progression au sein des systèmes d’éducation, et l’environnement d’apprentissage et l’organisation scolaire.

    Cette édition 2015 présente des analyses plus détaillées sur la participation à l’éducation de la petite enfance et à l’enseignement tertiaire, mais aussi sur la mobilité éducative et sociale des adultes diplômés de l’enseignement tertiaire de la première génération, les débouchés des nouveaux diplômés sur le marché du travail, et la participation aux activités formelles et/ou non formelles de formation financées par les employeurs. En outre, cette nouvelle édition examine la volonté d’utiliser les technologies de l’information et de la communication pour la résolution de problèmes dans l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, et propose un ensemble d’indicateurs sur l’incidence des compétences sur l’emploi et la rémunération, les différences entre les sexes en matière d’éducation et d’emploi, et les systèmes d’évaluation des enseignants et des chefs d’établissement. Ce rapport couvre l’ensemble des 34 pays membres de l’OCDE, ainsi qu’un certain nombre de pays partenaires (l’Afrique du Sud, l’Arabie saoudite, l’Argentine, le Brésil, la Chine, la Colombie, la Fédération de Russie, l’Inde, l’Indonésie, la Lettonie, et pour la première fois, le Costa Rica et la Lituanie).  

    Les fichiers ExcelTM qui ont servi à établir les tableaux et graphiques de Regards sur l’éducation sont disponibles via les liens StatLinks fournis tout au long de la publication.

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