Directorate for Education and Skills
Mr. Andreas Schleicher has been appointed Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills. He took up these duties on 19th May 2014. Andreas, a German national, joined the Organisation as an official in 1994, and has held the position of Deputy Director of the Education and Skills Directorate (EDU) since 2012 and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General since 2010.
Skills beyond Schools
In April we published the latest in our series of reports: A Skills beyond School Review of Israel. Additional reviews will be published in the coming months and the final synthesis report will be released in English on 13 November 2014 at the Skills Show in Birmingham, UK.
Evaluation and Assessment in Education
The latest review on the Netherlands provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the Dutch evaluation and assessment framework in education, current policy initiatives and possible future approaches. Available from 01 July 2014 on the OECD iLibrary.
Education Policy Outlook: Country Profiles
The Education Policy Outlook: Germany has just been published in German. It presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across Germany.
PISA for Development
Ecuador is the first country to sign a Participation Agreement with OECD for the PISA for Development project, which aims to enhance PISA’s instruments and make them more relevant for developing countries. In the next few weeks the OECD plans to sign similar agreements with Guatemala, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.
Trends Shaping Education Spotlight
This spotlight examines how large urban environments provide more educational and career opportunities, better access to high quality health and emergency services, and a number of other positives.
OECD Skills Strategy
Norway is the first country to undertake a collaborative project with the OECD with the aim of applying the OECD Skills Strategy in practice. This diagnostic report identifies 12 skills challenges for Norway which were distilled from a series of interactive diagnostic workshops held with a range of stakeholders.
PISA 2012 Results: Students and Money
You are invited to attend a webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills to present the 2012 PISA findings on students’ financial Literacy Skills for the 21st Century When: 17:00 Paris time (GMT +2) on Thursday 10 July 2014.