01/09/2011 - The 2011 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 13 September 2011.
Education at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. This year’s report includes indicators on the human and financial resources invested in education, on how education systems operate and evolve, and on the returns to educational investments.
With pressure on government spending growing and demand for higher education rising, Education at a Glance aims to help educators and policy makers formulate strategies for maintaining quality in education. The report also addresses: analysis of tuition-fee reforms since 1995; the relationship between social background and student performance; school accountability in public and private schools; and job prospects for students in vocational and academic programmes.
For the first time, Education at a Glance includes analysis of education systems in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
The following media events are planned (all local times):
MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER UNDER EMBARGO
London – 11.00 a.m. – media briefing (under embargo until 10.00 a.m. London time, 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 13 September) with Andreas Schleicher, the main author of the report and Head of the OECD’s Educational Statistics and Analysis Division, at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ.
Paris – 11.00 a.m. – media briefing (under embargo until 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 13 September) with Bernard Hugonnier, OECD Deputy Director for Education, and Eric Charbonnier, OECD education analyst. At the OECD.
Washington – 11.00 a.m. Eastern Time – webcast media briefing (under embargo until 05.00 a.m. Eastern Time, 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 13 September) with Andreas Schleicher, Head of the OECD’s Educational Statistics and Analysis Division. To register, contact Matthias Rumpf, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865 or Matthias.Rumpf@oecd.org).
Mexico – 11.00 a.m. – videoconference media briefing (under embargo until 04.00 a.m. local time, 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 13 September) 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)
Tokyo – 5.00 p.m. – video conference briefing (under embargo until 6.00 p.m. Tokyo time, 11.00 a.m. Paris time on 13 September) with Andreas Schleicher, Head of the OECD’s Educational Statistics and Analysis Division. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Noriko Mimura, OECD Tokyo Centre at email@example.com
TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
Brussels – 11.00 a.m. –news conference with Barbara Ischinger, OECD Director of Education, and Eric Charbonnier, OECD education analyst, together with Jan Truszczyński, European Commission Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. At the Madou building, Auditorium, 1 Place Madou, Brussels. To register, email EAC-EDUCATION-AT-A-GLANCE@ec.europa.eu
Berlin – 11.00 a.m. – news conference with Andreas Schleicher, Head of the OECD’s Educational Statistics and Analysis Division, together with Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and a representative 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, Schiffbauerdamm 40, D-10117 Berlin. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Education at a Glance 2011 will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 13 September 2011. Additional information will be available at a dedicated website: www.oecd.org/edu/eag2011
For further information and to register for the news conferences, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: . + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or email@example.com)