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Drawing the future: What children want to be when they grow up

Drawing the future: What children want to be when they grow up

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsThe next generation of children will need to create jobs, not just seek jobs. They ...
What does teaching look like? A new video study

What does teaching look like? A new video study

by Anna PonsAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsLooking – literally – at how teachers around the world teach can be a game changer to improve ...
What the expansion of higher education means for graduates in the labour market

What the expansion of higher education means for graduates in the labour market

by Markus SchwabeStatistician, Directorate for Education and SkillsA university degree has always been considered as key to a good job and higher wage ...
Busting the myth about standardised testing

Busting the myth about standardised testing

by Tarek MostafaAnalyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsStandardised testing has received a bad rap in recent years. Parents and educators argue ...
Citizenship and education in a digital world

Citizenship and education in a digital world

by Marc FusterConsultant, Directorate for Education and Skills"Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own si ...
Educating our youth to care about each other and the world

Educating our youth to care about each other and the world

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsIn 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ...
How can countries close the equity gap in education?

How can countries close the equity gap in education?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Skills Beyond School Division,  Directorate for Education and SkillsEducation plays a dual role when it comes to soc ...
Who really bears the cost of education?

Who really bears the cost of education?

by Marie-Hélène DoumetSenior Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsIt can be difficult to get your head around education finance. Who actually ...
Are school systems ready to develop students’ social skills?

Are school systems ready to develop students’ social skills?

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsSuccesses and failures in the classroom will increasingly shape the fortunes of cou ...
How much will the literacy level of working-age people change from now to 2022?

How much will the literacy level of working-age people change from now to 2022?

by François KeslairStatistician, Directorate for Education and Skills Taken as a whole, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Asses ...