The OECD PISA surveys of educational competence among 15-year-olds have produced many lessons for policymakers since the programme was launched in 2000. They have revealed myths to be aware of as well.
This month, PISA in Focus examines the impact of good teacher-student relations on both students’ well-being and performance. It’s not surprising that when students feel that their teachers are interested in them and support them they feel happier at school and often do better in school.
As jobs increasingly involve analysing and communicating information, individuals with poor literacy skills are more likely to find themselves at risk.
Skills will drive inclusive economic growth in Portugal
ISTP 2015 will be held in Banff, Alberta, on March 29–30, 2015, and will bring together education ministers and leaders of teachers’ unions and associations from a number of high-performing and rapidly improving education systems.
Education will fortify Indonesia's future (OECD Education Today Blog)
L’Indonésie affiche depuis une quinzaine d’années une croissance économique forte et stable qui lui a permis de réduire spectaculairement la pauvreté et d’améliorer fortement les niveaux de vie de sa population.
Last Saturday, 14 April, Equal Pay Day reminded the world again of the large gap between men’s and women’s wages. Eradicating unjustifiable gender inequalities in earnings seems to be very hard to accomplish.
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Des inégalités persistent entre les sexes dans certains domaines : les hommes sont ainsi plus nombreux à étudier les sciences, l’informatique et l’ingénierie, tandis que les femmes dominent les domaines de l’éducation, de la santé et de la protection sociale.
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Gender differences still exist in certain fields, with more men studying science, computing and engineering, and with women dominating education and health and welfare.