Category: PISA in Focus

What makes for a satisfied science teacher?

What makes for a satisfied science teacher?

by Tarek MostafaAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsTeachers play a vital role in the lives of their students. They impart knowledge, provide ...

How PISA measures students’ ability to collaborate

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and Skills PISA 2015 Results (Volume V) Collaborative Problem Solving – Sample Question from ...
Advocating for equality among schools? Resources matter

Advocating for equality among schools? Resources matter

by Rose BologniniCommunications and Publications Co-ordinator, Directorate for Education and SkillsDisadvantaged students don’t have as many resources ...
Do countries have to choose between more educated or better-educated children?

Do countries have to choose between more educated or better-educated children?

by Francesco AvvisatiAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsWhile Joana, a 15-year-old girl from Fortaleza in Brazil, was sitting the PISA test ...
Can bullying be stopped?

Can bullying be stopped?

by Mario PiacentiniAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsThe latest PISA in Focus tells some basic facts about bullying. First, bullying is wid ...
Studying more may not make you a top-performer

Studying more may not make you a top-performer

by Hélène GuillouConsultant, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsIt’s 3pm in Finland. A bell rings, marking the end of classes in a middle s ...
Learning in school as a social activity

Learning in school as a social activity

by Mario PiacentiniAnalyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsWhat do 15-year-old students really need from school and what can school give the ...
Finding and cultivating talented teachers: Insights from high-performing countries

Finding and cultivating talented teachers: Insights from high-performing countries

by Esther CarvalhaesAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Teachers are the backbone of any education system. After all, without qualified ...
Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now)

Doctors and nurses are from Venus, scientists and engineers are from Mars (for now)

By Francesco Avvisati Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsThere is little doubt that in OECD countries, the chances for boys and gi ...
Social inequalities in education are not set in stone

Social inequalities in education are not set in stone

by Carlos González-SanchoAnalyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsMost people see social inequities in education as stubbornly persistent. Ch ...