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Borgonovi, Francesca; Montt, Guillermo – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of parental involvement in children's educational lives. Few studies, however, analyse parental involvement in a cross-national perspective and few evaluate a wide array of forms of involvement. In 2009, 14 countries and economies implemented the parental questionnaire option in the PISA 2009 cycle.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
In most PISA-participating countries and economies, the average socio-economic background of students who attend privately managed schools is more advantaged than that of those who attend public schools. Yet in some countries, there is little difference in the socio-economic profiles between public and private schools. Why? An analysis of PISA…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Academic Achievement, Profiles, Public Schools
Kaplan, David; Turner, Alyn – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
The OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) constitute two of the largest ongoing international student and teacher surveys presently underway. Data generated from these surveys offer researchers and policy-makers opportunities to identify particular educational…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teacher Surveys, Policy Analysis, Educational Change
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Are students more engaged and do they perform better in science if their school encourages them to work on science projects, participate in science fairs, belong to a science-related club or go on science-related field trips--in addition to teaching them the mandatory science curriculum? To find out, PISA (Programme for International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Field Trips, Science Projects, Extracurricular Activities
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Countless policy makers and researchers have flocked to observe the education systems of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, which are among the top five performers in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2009 reading assessment. Many visitors have been particularly impressed by the fact that these education systems succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Education, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
Schleicher, Andreas, Ed. – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have shown that the degree to which education systems succeed in equipping students with important foundation skills varies significantly. Since the quality of teaching is at the heart of student learning…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Supply and Demand, Unions, Educational Change
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Information and communication technologies revolutionise not only the speed at which information can be transmitted, but also how information is conveyed and received. Technological innovations have a profound effect on the types of skills that are demanded in today's labour markets and the types of jobs that have the greatest potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Information Literacy
Braconier, Henrik – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents' income and background. Better educational performance could improve labour market outcomes, raise growth, lower the consequences of a disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Low Income, Educational Objectives, Disadvantaged Youth
Cartwright, Fernando – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This study examines the feasibility of reporting scores of a test based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 instrument that was administered to a sample of 25-year-old Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) respondents on the PISA scale. Each of these respondents also participated in PISA 2000. The study examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD's Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners. They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult outcomes from a global…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Educational Attainment, Global Approach
Breakspear, Simon – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Little research has been done into how the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) affect national educational reform and policy-making. This paper examines the normative impact of PISA by investigating how, and the extent to which , national policy actors use PISA in policies and practices, to evaluate and improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This issue will show that strong performers do not invest scarce resources in smaller classes, but in higher teachers' salaries. They are neither the countries that spend the most on education, nor are they the wealthiest countries; rather they are the countries that are committed to providing high-quality education to all students in the belief…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Educational Quality, Resource Allocation, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
When you think of someone who is an engineer, do you imagine a man or a woman wearing a hardhat? How about when you imagine a teacher standing in front of a class of schoolchildren? If you answer "a man" to the first question, and "a woman" to the second, there's probably a reason. And the reason is simply that more men than…
Descriptors: Careers, Females, Labor Market, Engineering
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. "Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Comparative Education, Educational Testing
Gluszynski, Tomasz; Bayard, Justin – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
Over the last decade, Canada has experienced a substantial increase in the number of individuals participating in post-secondary education (PSE). This trend emphasizes the importance of understanding the pathways leading to PSE enrolment and the competencies that are associated with them. This chapter describes a range of possible education and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Education Work Relationship
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