Thomas Alexander Fellowship
Trends Shaping Education Spotlight
The latest Call for Proposals for the Thomas J. Alexander fellowship programme closes on 19 December 2014. Please help us in passing on this new opportunity to those who might be interested.
This spotlight looks at how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has developed rapidly over the past 40 years and the possible impacts it has on education itself. It analyses the role education plays in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world.
PISA for Development
PISA for Development is an initiative of the OECD and development partners that aims to identify how PISA can best support evidence-based policy making in emerging and developing economies – and contribute to the UN-led definition of global learning goals for the post-2015 agenda. A report has just been published assessing capacity needs to the education sector of Zambia and a report on Senegal will follow shortly.
OECD Skills Strategy
The OECD Skills Strategy Action Report: Austria identifies 14 skills challenges for Austria which were distilled from two interactive diagnostic workshops held with a range of stakeholders.
Education Policy Outlook: Country Profiles
Following the publication of the country profiles for the Netherlands and Portugal, reports for the United Kingdom and Canada will follow in early 2015, providing an analysis of common challenges and policy lessons learnt in these countries.
Skills beyond Schools
The latest country reviews in the Skills beyond School series are South Africa, Netherlands and Kazakhstan.
PISA-Based Test for Schools
Secondary schools in the United Kingdom can now for the first time use the OECD PISA-Based Test for Schools as a school assessment tool. The OECD has accredited The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to deliver this test to schools and networks of schools throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Teacher Remuneration in Latvia
This report analyses, from an international perspective, the strengths and weaknesses of the school funding and teacher remuneration system and proposes a two-phase approach to reform.
PISA Technical Report
The PISA 2012 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2012 survey, which tested 15-year-olds’ competencies in mathematics, reading and science, and, in some countries, problem solving and financial literacy.