Month: February 2017

How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms

How Wales can ensure the successful implementation of its reforms

By Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsWales is committed to providing high-quality and inclusive education for all i ...
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 ...
“Everything changes and nothing remains still, you cannot step twice into the same stream” vs. Occidentali’s Karma

“Everything changes and nothing remains still, you cannot step twice into the same stream” vs. Occidentali’s Karma

Francesco Gabbani won Festival di Sanremo 2017 with his catchy song “Occidentali’s Karma” (“Westerners’ Karma”) and will represent Italy during Eurovi ...
Knowing what teachers know about teaching

Knowing what teachers know about teaching

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills In modern societies, most professio ...
The Corrs are back with a new album

The Corrs are back with a new album

The Corrs are back with a new album, here is one of the singles: The Corrs - I Do What I Like - recorded at Church Studios:The first single from the a ...
The freak accident that changed Charles Krauthammer’s life

The freak accident that changed Charles Krauthammer’s life

From Wikipedia: Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and non-practicing physician whose weekly colu ...
Mind the Gap: Inequality in education

Mind the Gap: Inequality in education

by Tracey BurnsSenior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … we had everything befor ...
What happens when you have lunch with Chuck Norris

What happens when you have lunch with Chuck Norris

"I heard medicine takes Chuck Norris to feel better", and more in this commercial by UnitedHealthcare (US insurance company):The whole playlist is her ...