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  • The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) - 2013 Results

    How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today’s schools? TALIS helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools.

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  • Directorate for Education and Skills - Brochure

    The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills helps individuals and nations to identify and develop the knowledge and skills that drive better jobs and better lives, generate prosperity and promote social inclusion. We encourage countries to compare their experiences and learn from each other, and we accompany them in the difficult process of policy implementation.

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  • Education GPS - The world of education at your fingertips

    Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data and analysis on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.

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The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys. As the evidence in the report makes clear, gender disparities in school performance stem from students’ attitudes towards learning and their behaviour in school, from how they choose to spend their leisure time, and from the confidence they have – or do not have – in their own abilities as students.

Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators

This annual publication is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world.

Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.

 

 

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The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence tries to determine why 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls, on average, to be overall low achievers, and why high-performing 15-year-old girls underachieve in mathematics, science and problem solving compared to high-achieving boys.

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PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money (Volume VI) - Financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century

This sixth volume of PISA 2012 results examines 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment. Published 9 July 2014

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More reports and papers

Why boys and girls still don’t have an equal chance at school
Marilyn Achiron | March 5

Boosting growth through better foundation skills
Andreas Schleicher | March 3

Got a math problem?
Marilyn Achiron | February 12

Who enjoys the opportunity to be better educated than their parents?
Dirk Van Damme | January 29

A shared aspiration
Alfonso Echazarra | January 20

Improving the school climate and opportunities to learn
Gabriela Miranda Moriconi | January 15

Education and the modern family
Tracey Burns and Roxanne Kovacs | January 8

The sustainability of the UK’s higher education system
Andreas Schleicher | January 6

 
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PISA in Focus No 49. What Lies Behind Gender Inequality in Education?

The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence - Webinar with with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD and Francesca Borgonovi, OECD Education Analyst - March 5 at 17h Paris time. Register for the online webinar.

Early gender gaps drive career choices and employment opportunities, says OECD

PISA in Focus No. 48 - Does Math Make You Anxious?

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Education and Skills Policies for the United Arab Emirates

A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt

Education Indicator in Focus No. 28 - Are young people attaining higher levels of education than their parents?

Archived webinar - OECD Education Briefing on the latest Education Policy Outlook 2015, and the interim Education at a Glance report

International Summit on the Teaching Profession (29-20 March 2015 Banff, Alberta, Canada)

PISA in Focus No. 47 How has student performance evolved over time? 

Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says OECD

Directorate for Education and Skills - Brochure

OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - December 2014

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