Media Advisory: Global Impact of the 2015 OECD Pisa Resuls for Science Literacy

 

THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES TO HOST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM:

GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE 2015 OECD PISA RESULTS FOR SCIENCE LITERACY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

 

WHAT

A Global Discussion on the State of Science Education
On December 6th, 2016, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the 2015 international PISA results, a global triennial assessment of reading, math and science education in which the United States has typically ranked much lower than other industrialized nations.  To explore the implications of the new rankings on the future of STEM education in the United States, The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in partnership with OECD has invited global science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education experts, top government officials, and international press to participate in a half-day symposium, on December 8th, 2016.

 

WHY

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment in occupations related to STEM is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022 -- an increase of about 1 million jobs over 2012.  The United States typically performs at or below the OECD average in the international PISA assessment in STEM subjects.  In PISA 2012 (the previous round of results), the U.S. ranked 27th in mathematics, and in PISA 2006, the last time science was the main domain, the U.S. ranked 21st out of 34 OECD countries.  Rising industrial powers: China, Korea and Singapore as well as western European nations Finland, Norway and The Netherlands, are routinely leaders in student math and science proficiency.   What are some of the best practices in STEM education that can be applied to the US education system to ensure we have the talent pipeline for the jobs that are available now, as well as those that will be available in the future?

 

WHO

Leading experts in STEM education:

  • Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director, Education and Skills, OECD
  • Dr. Russell Shilling, Executive Director of STEM at U.S. Department of Education
  • Prof. Jari Lavonen, Head of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
  • Prof. Lee Sing Kong, Dean of the National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Dr. Margaret Honey, Executive Director, New York Hall of Science
  • Dr. Jonathan Osborne, Chair of the PISA Science Expert Group, Stanford University

As well as case Studies of Successful Interventions by SRI  International

 

WHEN

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 6th to mgentile@nyas.org or miguel.gorman@oecd.org

 

WHERE

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center,  40th floor

250 Greenwich Street, New York

Contact

Marie Gentile (NYAS)

Desk:     1212-298-8645

Mobile: 1917-670-6299

Email: mgentile@nyas.org

Miguel Gorman (OECD)

Mobile : +1 202 445-8058

Email: miguel.gorman@oecd.org

 

 

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