Responsive School Systems

Connecting Facilities, Sectors and Programmes for Student Success

This report on Responsive School Systems is the second in a series of thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD’s School Resources Review. Evolving educational objectives, changing student needs and demographic developments require school systems to be highly responsive to new patterns of demand and adapt their provision accordingly. The organisation of school facilities, sectors and programmes plays a key role in doing so and in providing students with a high-quality education where they need it. The report aims to assist governments in organising school infrastructures and services to achieve their education policy objectives and to ensure that resources are used effectively and equitably. It offers a systematic analysis of the governance of school networks, their adaption to demographic changes and student needs in urban, rural and remote areas, as well as the vertical and horizontal co-ordination of education services to improve students’ transitions.

Published on October 22, 2018

In series:OECD Reviews of School Resourcesview more titles

SUMMARIESavailable in 3 languages

English Responsive School Systems (Summary in English)
French Systèmes scolaires adaptables
Spanish Sistemas escolares reactivos


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Responsive school systems: Main findings and policy pointers
Governing the school network
Adapting the school network to changing needs in urban, rural and remote areas
Co-ordinating educational levels and sectors to improve student trajectories
How the School Resources Review was conducted
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