Helping immigrant students to succeed at school – and beyond
This brochure reveals some of the difficulties immigrant students encounter – and some of the contributions they offer – while settling into their new communities and new schools. They also summarise some of the policies governments can implement to help immigrant students integrate into their host societies. A full report will be published on 17 December 2016.
Global Education Industry Summit
Ministers and industry leaders from 22 countries came together for the first time in Helsinki to discuss and engage in issues about education and strategies for innovation. The next summit will be held in Israel in 2016.
The OECD-Singapore Higher Education Futures Conference
On the 14th and 15th October, the OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures was held on forward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. In addition to the main event, there were satellite events on 13th and 16th October and post-conference activities on 16th October. The conference was successful and well attended with delegates from many different countries and backgrounds.
Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that make use of tools such as open licensing to permit their free reuse, continuous improvement and repurposing by others for educational purposes. This report aims to highlight state of the art developments and practices in OER, but also to demonstrate how OER can be a tool for innovation in teaching and learning.
Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education
This book monitors the extent to which tertiary education stakeholders complied with implementing the UNESCO/OECD Guidelines in 2014. The guidelines were developed to help all stakeholders to minimise risks and strengthen the dynamics of openness, collaboration and transparency across countries.
OECD Skills Strategy
Korea was one of the first OECD countries to undertake a collaborative National Skills Strategy project with the OECD in 2013-14. The Diagnostic Report identifies the 12 skills challenges for Korea, and offers some concrete examples of how other countries are tackling similar skills challenges.
Skills beyond Schools
A Skills beyond School commentary of Canada has been released outlining the main features of the Canadian approach to postsecondary VET and comparing them with those of other countries.
Education Policy Outlook: Country Profiles
Four new country profiles on the education systems of Brazil, Hungary, Japan, and Poland providing a unique assessment of education policies reviewed in their current context, challenges and reforms.
OECD Reviews of School resources
The OECD Reviews of School Resources: Kazakhstan is the first country review to be published, followed by the OECD Reviews of School Resources: Flemish Community of Belgium in mid-December. OECD country review reports for Estonia and the Slovak Republic will be released in early 2016.
PISA for Development
The OECD and the World Bank released two recent reports: The Experience of Middle-Income Countries Participating in PISA 2000-2015 provides valuable lessons and insights based on the experiences of more than 40 PISA-participating countries; A Review of International Large-Scale Assessments: Assessing Component Skills and Collecting Contextual Data reviews the major international and regional large-scale educational assessments: large-scale international surveys, school-based surveys and household-based surveys.
PISA-Based Test for Schools
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) will partner with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the development and implementation of the 2016 OECD Test for Schools in the U.S. and serve as the International Assessment Platform Provider for the rest of the world beginning in Fall 2016.
Thomas Alexander Fellowship
The fellowship programme at the OECD serves to support individuals in conducting quantitative, evidence-based research on education, particularly in emerging economies. 18 fellowships have been awarded since 2012, the next round of applications closes on 17 December 2015.