Increasing the share of vocational secondary schooling has been a mainstay of development policy for decades, especially in formerly socialist countries. However, the transition to market economies led to restructuring of school systems and a decline in the number of vocational students.
The purpose of this OECD Japan seminar is to enable stakeholders in ECEC such as policy makers, academics, professional bodies, practitioners, parents, media, and journalists at local (sub-national), national, regional and international level to huddle together and canvass the issues.
Net migration to OECD countries has tripled since 1960. Today, immigrant students comprise 10 to 20% of the student population in many OECD countries. Some countries have long histories of immigration; others have experienced an unprecedented increase in the last decade.
PISA 2009 Assessment Framework - Key Competencies in Reading, Mathematics and Science presents the theory behind the development of the PISA 2009 survey, the results of which will be released in December 2010.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA ) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating countries and administered to 15-year-olds in schools.
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TALIS is the first international survey to focus on the working conditions of teachers and the learning environment in schools. It focuses on four main research areas: school leadership; professional development; teacher appraisal and feedback; and teaching practices, beliefs and attitudes.
This report presents the findings of our review of the evidence base on comparative practices of teacher selection and recruitment, specifically on the different mechanisms countries use to assess teacher readiness to take up teaching posts, with particular emphasis on testing or examinations.
This paper uses an approximate average percent-correct methodology to compare the ranks that would be obtained for PISA 2006 countries if the rankings had been derived from items judged by each country to be of highest priority for inclusion.
Ce rapport examine l’influence des compétences acquises à l’âge de 15 ans sur la participation aux études postsecondaires chez les jeunes Canadiens. Ces compétences sont mesurées par les résultats au test PISA obtenus auprès d’un échantillon d’élèves canadiens de 15 ans en 2000.
Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) data are now available. Data files are available in SPSS, SAS and SAS XPORT, for all countries combined as well as for individual countries.