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What makes for a satisfied science teacher?

by Tarek MostafaAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Teachers play a vital role in the lives of their students. They impart knowledge, provide pastoral care,…

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Succeeding with resilience – Lessons for schools

by Johanna Boersch-SupanDirector, Vodafone Germany Foundation – think tank  Digitisation is expected to profoundly change the way we learn and work – at a faster…

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How to prepare students for the complexity of a global society

by Anthony Jackson, Director, Center for Global Education at Asia SocietyAndreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate for Education and Skills In all countries, rapidly changing global economic,…

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Closing Italy’s skills gap is everyone’s business

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and Skills Italy is the birthplace of Leonardo, Galileo and Armani. For centuries, skilled Italians have been recognised for…

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Why innovation becomes imperative in education

by Dirk Van Damme Head of the Skills Beyond School Division,  Directorate for Education and Skills Since Harvard economists Goldin & Katz published their ground-breaking book The…

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Advocating for equality among schools? Resources matter

by Rose BologniniCommunications and Publications Co-ordinator, Directorate for Education and Skills Disadvantaged students don’t have as many resources at home as their advantaged peers so…

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Entering the “black box”: Teachers’ and students’ views on classroom practices

by Pablo Fraser Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsNoémie Le DonnéAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills “What happened in school today?” is a question that many parents across…

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Back to school time: “Think beyond grades – to life”

Facebook Live session with Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills by Marilyn Achiron, Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills This back-to-school…

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

by Francesco AvvisatiAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills While Joana, a 15-year-old girl from Fortaleza in Brazil, was sitting the PISA test in 2015, her…

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People on the move: growing mobility, increasing diversity

by Marc FusterConsultant, Directorate for Education and Skills In August 2015, a newspaper published a story about Sam Cookney’s commute to work. Pretty boring, one…

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