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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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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 it matters if you can’t read this

by Tanja BastianicStatistician, Directorate for Education and Skills  Adults who lack basic skills – literacy and numeracy – are penalised both in professional and private…

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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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What happens with your skills when you leave school?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills Mean literacy and numeracy score, by age and education…

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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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“Youth are not the future; they are the present”

Interview with Oley Dibba-Wadda, Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)  by Marilyn Achiron, Editor, Directorate for Education and…

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How to surf the new wave of globalisation

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Globalisation is connecting people, cities, countries and continents, bringing together a majority of the world’s population…

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Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills  The label “21st -century skills” is being increasingly used,…

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Building tax systems to foster better skills

by Pascal Saint-AmansDirector, Centre for Tax Policy and AdministrationAndreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Investing in skills is crucial for fostering inclusive economic…

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