Speeches / Presentations


  • 23-June-2015

    English

    What computer skills can do for you (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) permeate every aspect of our lives, from how we work, to how we “talk” with friends, to how we participate in political processes. But what are the returns to “digital skills” – the capacity to use digital devices and applications to access and manage information and solve problems – on the labour market? Do they help land a job or earn higher wages?

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  • 16-June-2015

    English

    Are we getting returns on our investments in education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Countries and economies participating in PISA have invested substantial resources and used a wide variety of strategies during the past ten years to improve the quality of their schools. Have these efforts paid off?

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  • 10-June-2015

    English

    It's a matter of trust (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Studies show that interpersonal trust is fundamental for promoting the resilience of our societies, but many individuals say that they have little trust in others.

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  • 5-June-2015

    English

    No one left behind? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    When societies move forward, not everyone benefits in the same way or to the same extent. Some social groups change faster than others, while other groups risk falling behind. Change in education is no exception. In understanding social change it is critically important not only to look at the average change, but also to look at how change affects the entire population.

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  • 3-June-2015

    English

    Lessons learned in Lyon (OECD Education Today Blog)

    At the OECD, we tend to look at French education through the lens of statistics. These show one of the largest gaps between the learning outcomes of children from poor and wealthy families. And the opportunity gap keeps widening.

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  • 29-May-2015

    English

    Are schools ready to join the technological revolution? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    When it comes to technology, education seems stuck in the age of chalkboards. But at an international conference on technology in education, held in Qingdao, China, last week, I got the feeling that educators and education ministers might finally be ready to join the technological revolution.

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  • 28-May-2015

    English

    Young people are our future: invest in their skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    More than 35 million 16-29 year-olds across OECD countries are neither employed nor in education or training (NEET) – and around half of all NEETs are out of school and not looking for work. These young people are likely to have dropped off the radar of their country’s education, social and labour market systems.

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  • 27-May-2015

    English

    Launch of the Skills Outlook 2015

    Skills drive economic growth and can boost social cohesion. With growth increasingly driven by productivity improvements, the future economic and social well-being of OECD countries will depend upon providing our young people with the right skills to succeed in the 21st century job market.

  • 19-May-2015

    English

    Thrown in at the deep end: support for teachers’ first years (OECD Education Today Blog)

    TALIS 2013 finds that in many countries, new teachers (with less than five years’ teaching experience) are more likely to work in challenging schools than more experienced teachers.

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  • 15-May-2015

    English

    Are efficient schools more inclusive? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Analysing the efficiency of education systems and organisations is at the forefront of today’s policy and academic debate.

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