OECD to launch review of education in The Netherlands Wednesday 25 May 2016


20/05/2016 - The education system in The Netherlands is currently among the best in the OECD but challenges remain to improve quality and equity, especially in the context of changing social and labour market needs. A new OECD report, Netherlands 2016: Foundations for the Future, analyses the Dutch education system from early childhood to tertiary education and makes a series of recommendations, drawing on lessons from high performing and rapidly improving systems across the world.


OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills Montserrat Gomendiowill present the report’s findings on 25 May in Zaandam, The Netherlands, with Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker and State Secretary Sander Dekker. The event, open to media, will start at 11.00 local time (09.00 GMT) at the Zaanlands Lyceum, Vincent van Goghweg 42, 1506 JD Zaandam.


The report will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 11:00 local time for immediate release.


For further information on the event and to register, email of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.


Requests to receive advance copies of Netherlands 2016: Foundations for the Future under embargo, ahead of release time, should be sent by e-mail to Louise Fietz. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions and will receive the report the day before release.


For further information on the report, contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD’s Media Office (+33 1 4524 81 18).


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