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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.
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Les enseignants indiquent participer davantage à des activités de formation continue non intégrées au sein de leur établissement qu’à des activités intégrées de ce type (c’est-à-dire s’inscrivant pleinement dans leurs pratiques professionnelles quotidiennes).
Teachers report participating in more non-school than school embedded professional development (i.e. professional development that is grounded in teachers daily professional practices). Participation in non-school and school embedded professional development varies greatly between countries.
The new Teaching in Focus brief shows that professional development embedded in school life has more impact on teaching practice than non-school embedded professional development.
by J. Alan McIsaac (Vice-Chair, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Minister, Education and Early Childhood Development, Prince Edward Island)
An analysis of PISA data reveals how student performance is affected by such “intangibles” as behaviour in and outside of school, and self-confidence, and how, in turn, students’ behaviour and confidence can be influenced by parents’ and teachers’ attitudes and expectations.
Si les systèmes éducatifs ont réalisé des avancées majeures pour ce qui est de réduire les écarts constatés entre filles et garçons en termes de résultats scolaires, un net fossé demeure entre eux sur le plan de l’orientation professionnelle, laquelle se détermine bien plus tôt qu’on ne le pense généralement.
Some 37% of students in the Netherlands reported that they often worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them. In Argentina, 80% of students reported the same worry.
Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries. The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.
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The United Arab Emirates is identified by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as one of the most rapidly improving education systems in the world. However its students still perform well below the levels expected in advanced economies.