Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-December-2015

    English

    What students don’t want to be when they grow up (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Who wants to be a teacher? As this month’s PISA in Focus shows, in many countries the teaching profession is having a hard time making itself an attractive career choice – particularly among boys and among the highest-performing students.

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  • 27-November-2015

    English

    The challenges of widening participation in PISA (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Since 2000, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been measuring the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in over 70 countries.

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  • 26-November-2015

    English

    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-November-2015

    English

    Launch of OECD 2015 Education at a Glance

    OECD 2015 Education at a Glance, used as a reference by many people all over the world, will continue to set the standard for measuring and monitoring global progress in education. The report is about giving policymakers the tools to design, develop and deliver better education policies for better lives.

  • 17-November-2015

    English

    Now more than ever (OECD Education Today Blog)

    It is difficult for us here in Paris to think about much else beside the innocents who lost their lives last week during the senseless, brutal attack that shook our city. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones; our spirit remains firmly fixed on the values we cherish: liberté, égalité, fraternité.

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  • 5-November-2015

    English

    Korea’s future prosperity depends on skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The Korean economy has seen significant growth in the past decades. However, much of the economic growth has been supported by intensive labour resource utilisation. Korean workers work the second longest hours among OECD countries. This is not sustainable in the long-term because Korea’s working age population is projected to decline from 2017 onwards.

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  • 27-October-2015

    English

    Knowledge is power: ensuring quality early childhood education and care provision (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The latest report in the OECD’s Starting Strong series reviews the monitoring systems of 24 jurisdictions and reveals that monitoring does not merely encompass regulatory compliance but is moving towards better understanding what is happening inside an ECEC setting and how a child develops in several areas.

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  • 22-October-2015

    English

    The innovation imperative and the design of learning systems (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Education has become increasingly important worldwide, including politically. Probably the key driver for this is economic – the fundamental role of knowledge and skills in underpinning and maintaining prosperity.

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  • 13-October-2015

    English

    PISA in Focus No. 56 - How confident are students in their ability to solve mathematics problems?

    On average across OECD countries, students’ belief that they can solve mathematics problems (mathematics self-efficacy) is associated with a difference of 49 score points in mathematics – the equivalent of one year of school.

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  • 13-October-2015

    English

    It’s a matter of self-confidence (OECD Education Today Blog)

    A sense of self-efficacy is essential if students are to fulfil their potential. Yet too many students, particularly disadvantaged students, do not have confidence in their ability to tackle mathematics tasks.

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