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Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Martin, John P. – OECD Publishing, 2018
The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the jewel in the crown of its Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This paper argues that the findings and policy lessons from the project to date justify the high hopes which were placed in PIAAC when detailed planning for the project began in 2003. First, it presents a brief…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Skill Analysis, Surveys, Achievement Tests
OECD Publishing, 2018
In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle. The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will depend on today's classrooms; and it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Teacher Role, Educational Quality
Colvin, Richard Lee; Edwards, Virginia – OECD Publishing, 2018
This new publication sets forward the PISA framework for global competence developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society. Based on the Center's extensive experience supporting educators in integrating global…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Global Approach, Competence, Adolescents
OECD Publishing, 2018
PISA 2015 data show that, on average across OECD countries, as many as three out of four students from the lowest quarter of socio-economic status reach, at best, only the baseline level of proficiency (Level 2) in reading, mathematics or science. While in Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (China), Ireland, Japan, Korea, the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Kakarmath, Sujay; Denis, Vanessa; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Borgonovi, Francesca; Subramanian, S. V. – OECD Publishing, 2018
We assess the relationship between general literacy skills and health status by analysing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international survey of about 250,000 adults aged 16-65 years conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011-15 in 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Health, International Assessment
Schleicher, Andreas – OECD Publishing, 2018
In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better. Tomorrow's schools will need to help students think for…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Global Approach, Moral Development
Chernyshenko, Oleksandr S.; Kankaraš, Miloš; Drasgow, Fritz – OECD Publishing, 2018
In an increasingly fast-changing, complex and diverse world, social and emotional skills are becoming ever more important. In this paper we present an overview of literature on social and emotional skills, describing the nature and structure of these skills, their development, malleability and factors that influence them, their cross-cultural…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement
OECD Publishing, 2018
After a decade of severe fiscal crisis also impacting education, Greece is looking ahead. Now is the time to invest effectively in education and define a forward-looking path for Greece. Building on the current reform agenda, this report offers an analysis of the context and underlying policy issues that once addressed, can contribute to raising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Educational Policy
OECD Publishing, 2018
This brief focuses on the population aged 25-34. The sample includes data from OECD member, OECD accession and G20 countries, for the years 2005-16 for OECD member countries and 2005-15 for non-OECD countries. The share of young adults (aged 25-34) with a tertiary education has grown over the past decade in OECD and G20 countries, and it is…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Educational Indicators
Révai, Nóra – OECD Publishing, 2018
This paper reviews evidence on the interplay between professional standards for teachers, the content of teacher education and educational sciences, and provides three case studies to illustrate these interactions from Estonia, Australia and Singapore. In particular, it investigates what aligning teacher education programmes to standards really…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
OECD Publishing, 2018
Schools are not just four walls inside of which students learn how to read, write and think. Schools provide a venue where young people meet each other, and where they develop relationships and friendships that may last for decades. At school, students socialise and hone the interpersonal skills that are required to function effectively in the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, International Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving
OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers are the most important resource in today's schools. In every country, teachers' salaries and training represent the greatest share of expenditure in education. And this investment in teachers can have significant returns: research shows that being taught by the best teachers can make a real difference in the learning and life outcomes of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
OECD Publishing, 2018
Previous Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and European Union (EU) work has shown that even native-born children with immigrant parents face persistent disadvantage in the education system, the school-to-work transition and the labour market. To which degree are these linked with their immigration background, i.e. with…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Kuczera, Malgorzata; Bastianic, Tanja; Field, Simon – OECD Publishing, 2018
One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review assesses the apprenticeship system and vocational education and training in Israel and provides policy recommendations. Israel has experienced strong economic growth over the last decade, and labour shortages are observed in many sectors and occupations. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Educational Change
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