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  • 7-March-2017

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    7th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) (Edinburgh, Scotland 30-31 March, 2017)

    Since its inaugural edition in 2011 in New York City, the ISTP has become an important forum for open and constructive exchange on effective teacher policies and practices. It assembles governments and teacher organisations from a number of high-performing and rapidly improving school systems, as certified by recent results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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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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  • 28-February-2017

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    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

    How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms (OECD Education Today Blog)

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  • 28-February-2017

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    Wales should continue reforms to boost quality and equity of school system

    Wales should continue its efforts to reform the curriculum and raise the standards of teaching in order to improve the quality and equity of its school system, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 27-February-2017

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    Archived webinar - "Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Profession" (February 24th, 2017)

    Highly qualified and competent teachers are fundamental for equitable and effective education systems. Teachers today are facing higher and more complex expectations to help students reach their full potential and become valuable members of 21st century society.

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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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  • 27-February-2017

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    Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now) (OECD Education Today Blog)

    There is little doubt that in OECD countries, the chances for boys and girls to succeed and contribute to society have become more equal over the past century.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Archived webinar - What do we know about the largest education system in the world A snapshot of education in China (February 21)

    China has the largest education system in the world. With almost 260 million students and over 15 million teachers in about 514 000 schools (National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2014), excluding graduate education institutions, China’s education system is not only immense but diverse.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Knowing what teachers know about teaching (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In modern societies, most professionals become knowledge workers. Their professional practice is increasingly fuelled and inspired by various forms of knowledge. A good example is the medical profession, where the continuously growing body of scientific knowledge finds its way into professional practices.

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  • 21-February-2017

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    Pedagogical Knowledge and the Changing Nature of the Teaching Profession

    Highly qualified and competent teachers are fundamental for equitable and effective education systems. Teachers today are facing higher and more complex expectations to  help students reach their full potential and become valuable members of 21st century society. The nature and variety of these demands imply that teachers, more than ever before, must be professionals who make decisions based on a robust and updated knowledge base.

    This publication presents research and ideas from multiple perspectives on pedagogical knowledge - the knowledge of teaching and learning - and the changing nature of the teaching profession. It provides a modern account of teachers’ professional competence, and how this relates to student learning. The report looks at knowledge dynamics in the teaching profession and investigates how teachers’ knowledge can be measured. It provides precious insights into 21st century demands on teacher knowledge.

    This volume also offers a conceptual base for a future empirical study on teachers’ knowledge. It will be a useful resource for those interested in understanding the different factors underlying high quality teaching through examining and outlining the complexity of the teaching profession. In particular, this publication will be of interest to teacher educators, educational leaders, policy makers and the research community.

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