07/09/2016 - The 2016 edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance will be published at 11.30 a.m. CEST/Paris time (09.30 GMT) on Thursday 15 September 2016.
Education at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. This year’s report measures for the first time the efforts of OECD countries to improve the quality and equity of their education systems as part of their commitments to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education by 2030. It also addresses: public and private spending on education; its social and economic benefits for people and economies; tuition fees; the outcomes of education based on an analysis of tertiary completion rates; and class sizes, teacher salaries and instruction times.
The report analyses the education systems of the 35 OECD member countries, as well as Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The following media events are planned (all local times):
Tuesday 13 September (under embargo)
Washington – 10.00 a.m. East Coast time – webinar with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. To register, contact Michaela Wright, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3868 or email@example.com).
Tokyo – 5.00 p.m. – videoconference with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre at 00.81.3 5532.0026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 14 September (under embargo)
London – 10.00 a.m. – media briefing with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, hosted by the Education Policy Institute, at Broadway House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 81 18 or email@example.com).
Mexico – 10.00 a.m. – videoconference with OECD Chief of Staff Gabriela Ramos at the OECD Mexico Centre, Av. Presidente Masaryk 526, Planta Baja, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, C.P 11560 Mexico. To register, contact Carolina Ziehl, OECD Mexico Centre (+ 52 55 9 138 6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday 15 September
Brussels – 11.30 a.m. – news conference with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, at the European Press Club Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 81 18 or email@example.com).
Paris – 11.30 a.m. – news conference with OECD education analysts Corinne Heckmann and Eric Charbonnier. At the OECD. To register, contact Louise Fietz, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 91 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Berlin – 11.30 a.m. – news conference with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills; Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research; and Senator Ties Rabe, Minister for Schools and Vocational Education of the State of Hamburg; at the Bundespressekonferenz, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin. Journalists not having accreditation with BPK must register. To register, contact email@example.com.
Stockholm – 11.30 a.m. – news conference with Montserrat Gomendio, OECD Deputy Director of Education and Skills, OECD education analysts Kristina Sonmark and Joris Ranchin and Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister for Higher Education and Research, at The Auditorium, Ministry of Education, Drottninggatan 16, SE-10333 Stockholm. Press accreditation is required. For information, contact Maria Götherström, Ministry of Education and Research (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tallinn – 1.00 p.m. news conference with OECD education analysts Daniel Sanchez Serra and Simon Normandeau and Maris Lauri, Minister of Education and Research, at the Ministry of Education and Research : Tõnismägi 11, Tallinn. To register, contact Marit Valge of the Ministry of Education and Research (tel. +37256645598 or email@example.com).
Brasilia – 09.00 a.m. – news conference with OECD education analysts Dirk van Damme and Camila de Moraes; Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro, vice-minister of education; Maria Inês Fini, INEP president; and Carlos Moreno, INEP director of educational statistics at INEP - National Institute for Educational Studies and Research "Anísio Teixeira", SIG Quadra 04 lote 327 - Zona Industrial CEP: 70610-908, Brasília. To register, go to http://bit.do/eag2016.
Public webinar – 3.00 p.m. Paris time - with Andreas Schleicher. To register, go to https://oecd1000.webex.com/oecd1000/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7a615ea374460104a84300a58f9d3ac4
Education at a Glance 2016 will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 15 September. Additional information will be available at a dedicated website: www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance-19991487.htm.
For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact Louise Fietz, OECD’s Media Division (tel: . + 33 1 45 24 80 91 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Briefing notes for countries are also available. Copies will be sent under embargo on Wednesday 14 September.