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Starting Strong 2017 - Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

With around 45 charts and data for the 35 OECD countries and a number of partner countries, this publication includes a great deal of new material. It offers new data on ECEC provision and intensity of participation for children under the age of three (based on an improved typology of settings). It also presents new indicators on the profile of ECEC staff (e.g. level of qualification, teacher salary and organisation of working time) and on equity in access to ECEC. New PISA 2015 analyses help highlight the relationship between the number of years of ECEC and academic performance at age 15, and the effects of ECEC attendance on health and well-being, and mothers’ employability.

 

 

PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy

PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It explores students’ experience with and knowledge about money and provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

PISA 2015 Results (Volume III -  Students' Well-Being ) explores a comprehensive set of well-being indicators for adolescents that covers both negative outcomes (e.g. anxiety, low performance) and the positive impulses that promote healthy development (e.g. interest, engagement, motivation to achieve).

PISA Volume II, Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems, including the resources allocated to education, the learning environment and how school systems select students into different schools, programmes and classes.

PISA Volume I, Excellence and Equity in Education, summarises student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and defines and measures equity in education. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. The volume also discusses how performance and equity have evolved across PISA-participating countries and economies over recent years.

 

 

 

 

OECD Skills Outlook 2017 - Skills and Global Value Chains

The OECD Skills Outlook 2017 shows how countries can make the most of global value chains, socially and economically, by investing in the skills of their populations. Applying a “whole of government” approach is crucial. Countries need to develop a consistent set of skills-related policies such as education, employment protection legislation, and migration policies, in coordination with trade and innovation policies. This report presents new analyses based on the Survey of Adult Skills and the Trade in Value Added Database. It also explains what countries would need to do to specialise in technologically advanced industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

This volume reports results from the 24 countries and regions that participated in the first round of the survey in 2011-12 (first published in OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills) and from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round in 2014-15 (Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey). It describes adults’ proficiency in the three information-processing skills assessed, and examines how skills proficiency is related to labour market and social outcomes.

 

OECD Skills Outlook 2015

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach.

More reports and papers

Digital literacy will probably be the only kind of literacy there is
Interview with Matthew D’Ancona, political columnist for the Guardian and the New York Times | July 27

People on the move: growing mobility, increasing diversity
Marc Fuster | July 20

Can bullying be stopped?
Mario Piacentini | July 18

Do countries pay their teachers enough?
Dirk Van Damme | July 7

Are countries ready to invest in early childhood education?
Dirk Van Damme | June 28

 

 

 

 

 
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