OECD International teacher and school leader survey to be published Wednesday 25 June


19/06/2014 - The OECD’s Teacher and Learning International Survey (TALIS) will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (09.00 GMT) on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

TALIS is the largest international survey of teachers and involved more than 100,000 lower secondary teachers and school leaders from 34 countries and economies. The survey aims to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and learning environments at their schools. In addition to building a profile of who teachers are in terms of age, experience and the size of the classes they work with, the survey asked teachers about their beliefs and attitudes towards teaching; the factors that drive their job satisfaction; the pedagogical practices they favour; and how they are recognised, appraised and rewarded.

The following media events are planned (all local times):

Tuesday 24 June (under embargo)

London – 10.30 a.m. – media briefing with Michael Davidson, OECD head of Early Childhood and Schools, and Julie Belanger, OECD education analyst, hosted by the Education Media Centre at Senate House, Malet St, WC1E 7HU. To register, contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18).

Paris – 11.00 a.m. – media briefing with OECD education analyst Eric Charbonnier. At the OECD. To register, contact Caroline Tourrier, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99).

Washington – 11.00 a.m. EDT webinar with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. To register, go to

Wednesday 25 June

Tokyo – 14.00 p.m. – launch event with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education, and Hakubun Shimomura, Japanese Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. At the Plaza Heisei, Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre at 00.81.3 5532.0026.

Mexico – 11.00 a.m. – press conference with Dirk van Damme, OECD head of Measuring Innovation and Progress in Education. At the Museo Interactivo de Economía (MIDE) Tacuba 17, Centro Histórico, 06000, México D.F. To register, contact Carolina Ziehl, OECD Mexico Centre (+ 52 55 9 138 6235). 

Brussels – 14.30 p.m.– briefing with Michael Davidson, OECD head of Early Childhood and Schools. In the auditorium of the European Commission's Madou building, Place Madou 1 - 1210 Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels. No registration needed for EU-accredited media.

Global live online debate – 14.00 CET - with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, and other global education experts. No registration needed -

Friday 27 June

Washington – 13.00 p.m. – US launch event with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD and Linda Darling-Hammond, NCTAF Commissioner and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. At the Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 13th Floor, 525 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. Full details and registration at


The OECD TALIS survey will be available to journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website from 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 25 June 2014. Additional information will be available at:

For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (+ 33 1 45 24 97 00 or Briefing notes for countries are also available. Copies will be sent under embargo on Tuesday 24 June.


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