30/08/2012 - The 2012 edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (09.00 GMT) on Tuesday 11 September 2012.
Education at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. This year’s report includes new indicators on early childhood education and care, on inequality in education and how a parent’s education influences their child’s academic attainment, and on the factors affecting the performance of immigrant and disadvantaged children at school.
Education at a Glance aims to help educators and policy makers see how their education systems perform compared to other countries and reviews their efforts to reform and improve their policies. The report also addresses: public and private spending on education; its social and economic benefits for people and countries; adult participation in education; class sizes, teacher salaries and decision-making powers of schools; and analysis of national exam systems and the criteria for attending tertiary education.
The report analyses the education systems of the 34 OECD member countries, as well as those of Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The following media events are planned (all local times):
Monday (under embargo)
Mexico – Monday 10 September at 09.30 a.m. – videoconference under embargo with Pedro Lenin Garcia de Leon, OECD education analyst. At the OECD Mexico Centre, Av. Presidente Masaryk 526, 1er piso, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, C.P 11560 Mexico. To register, contact Carolina Ziehl, OECD Mexico Centre (+ 52 55 9 138 6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
London – Monday 10 September at 10.30 a.m. – media briefing (under embargo until 10.00 a.m. London time on 11 September) with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General, and Professor Ian Walker, Head of Economics, Lancaster University. At The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18 or email@example.com) or Tom Phillips of The Work Foundation (tel. 0207 976 3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org)1 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD,
Paris – Monday 10 September at 11.00 a.m. – media briefing (under embargo until 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 11 September) with Eric Charbonnier, OECD education analyst. At the OECD.
USA/ Canada – Monday 10 September at 11.00 a.m. – webinar (under embargo until 05.00 a.m. East Coast time on 11 September) with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. To register, contact Matthias Rumpf, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865 or Matthias.email@example.com).
Tokyo – Monday 10 September at 4.00 p.m. – video conference briefing (under embargo until 6.00 p.m. Tokyo time on 11 September) with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre at 00.81.3 5532.0026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brussels – Tuesday 11 September at 11.00 a.m. –news conference with Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary General, and Xavier Prats Monné, European Commission Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture. At the Charlemagne building, Jenkins room, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels. To register, email: email@example.com.
Berlin – Tuesday 11 September at 11.00 a.m. news conference with Barbara Ischinger, OECD Director of Education, together with Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Education and Research, and Johanna Wanka, Vice President of the KMK - Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. At the Bundespressekonferenz, Schiffbaurdamm 40, D-10117 Berlin. The press conference is open to members of the Bundespressekonferenz and the Foreign Press Association. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madrid – Tuesday 11 September at 11.00 a.m. – news conference with OECD education analysts Pedro García de León and Gara Rojas González, together with Montserrat Gomendio Kindelan, State Secretary for Education, Vocational Training and Universities at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. At the Press Hall of the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Alcalá 34, 28004, Madrid. To register, email Ismael Sanz of the Education Ministry at email@example.com.
Education at a Glance 2012 will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 11 September 2012. Additional information will be available at a dedicated website: www.oecd.org/edu/eag2012.
For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: . + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).