Directorate for Education and Skills


Immigrant Students at School - Easing the Journey Towards Integration

In 2015, Europe recorded an unprecedented number of asylum seekers: as many as one million. An estimated 350,000 to 450,000 people could be granted refugee or similar status, more than in any previous European refugee crisis since World War II. The way in which education systems respond to migration has an enormous impact on whether or not migrants are successfully integrated into their host communities, and on the economic and social well-being of all members of the communities they serve, whether they have an immigrant background or not. This report examines in detail how immigrant students fare in different education systems – and what this means for education policy makers.








Education at a Glance 2015 - OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools.




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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.


Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

This book examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.

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On target for 21st-century learning? The answers (and questions) are now on line
Tue Halgreen and Kelly Makowiecki | February 8

Why do we bother with qualifications?
Simon Field | January 28

Joining the battle against extremism
Andreas Schleicher | January 22

21st Century Children
Tracey Burns and Manuela Fitzpatrick | January 18

Can students be overconnected?
Francesco Avvisati | January 12

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News and events


Newsroom - Launch of new OECD PISA report on low performing students - Wednesday 10 February 2016

Webinar - Low-Performing Students - Why They Fall Behind and How To Help Them Succeed
(10 February 19h30 CET) with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, and Daniel Salinas, OECD education analyst and main author of the report. Register here.

Webinar (February 12, 2016-10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. ET:  The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will join forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to host a joint U.S. release of the OECD’s new report Supporting Teacher Professionalism. Register here.

Building Skills for All - A Review of England

Trends Shaping Education 2016







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