Key publications





Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century - Lessons from around the world (Background Report for the International Summit on the Teaching Profession)

Many countries have seen rapidly rising numbers of people with higher qualifications. But in a fast-changing world, producing more of the same education will not suffice to address the challenges of the future. Perhaps the most challenging dilemma for teachers today is that routine cognitive skills, the skills that are easiest to teach and easiest to test, are also the skills that are easiest to digitize, automate and outsource.

The Experience of New Teachers - Results from TALIS 2008

This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important issues facing teachers during the early stages of their careers. The effectiveness of teachers fresh to the profession is an important policy issue, especially knowing the impact that teachers have on student learning.




Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First results from TALIS 2008

This report provides the first internationally comparable data on conditions affecting teachers in schools based on the findings of the OECD’s survey in 23 participating countries.


Educating Teachers for Diversity: Meeting the Challenge

This report explores the concepts underlying diversity in various contexts and the challenges involved in creating an evidence base to guide policy makers.

Equity and Quality in Education - Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. In addition, students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds are twice as likely to be low performers.


Education at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators

Across OECD countries, governments are having to work with shrinking public budgets while designing policies to make education more effective and responsive to growing demand.



PISA 2009 Results

PISA 2009 Results presents the findings from the most recent PISA survey, which focused on reading and also assessed mathematics and science performance. The report comprises six volumes

Evaluating and Rewarding the Quality of Teachers: International Practices

This book identifies good practices in the design and implementation of evaluation and teacher incentive systems from various perspectives through formulation, stakeholder negotiation, implementation, monitoring and follow-up.

Trends Shaping Education 2010

What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are working patterns changing?

Education Today 2010: The OECD Perspective

What does the OECD have to say about the state of education today?



Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011

This publication showcases over 60 recently built or refurbished educational facilities from 28 countries. Collectively, these projects demonstrate state-of-the-art design in this field.


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