Month: June 2017

Are countries ready to invest in early childhood education?

Are countries ready to invest in early childhood education?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills There is now a widespread cons ...
Investigating the complexities of school funding

Investigating the complexities of school funding

by Deborah NuscheSenior Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsBack in 2013, when we launched the OECD's first international review of school re ...
Realising Slovenia’s bold vision for skills

Realising Slovenia’s bold vision for skills

by Andreas Schleicher Director, Directorate for Education and SkillsSmall in size but not in its ambitions, Slovenia has a bold vision for a soci ...
Rethinking the learning environment

Rethinking the learning environment

by Rose BologniniCommunications and Publications Co-ordinator, Directorate for Education and SkillsWhat do innovative learning environments around the ...
Who are the doctors who don’t get stressed at work? Check if you have the personality type

Who are the doctors who don’t get stressed at work? Check if you have the personality type

Who are the doctors who don't get stressed at work? According to this meta-analysis, the personality type to have is: extravert who is open to experie ...
Priming up for primary school

Priming up for primary school

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsWhy do children in their last year of pre-primary education spend so much time ...
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 ...
Who makes it into PISA?

Who makes it into PISA?

by Nicholas SpaullFormer Thomas J. Alexander Fellow, OECDUnlike earlier PISA reports, the 2015 PISA report (Volume I  and Volume II) highlig ...
Risky business

Risky business

by Tracey BurnsProject Leader and Senior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsAs our world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the ...

Unprecedented range of therapeutic options for rheumatic diseases is now available — challenge is to make them accessible

From The Lancet:Small molecule inhibitors of Janus kinase (JAK)Much of the recent knowledge of the underlying mechanisms that drive rheumatoid ar ...