OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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9 Sep 2014

Provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.


This annual publication is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of...


30 Jun 2013

This policy profile on education in Australia is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series...


18 Nov 2010

This paper makes an in-depth comparison of the PISA (OECD) and TIMSS (IEA) mathematics assessments conducted in 2003.

First, a comparison of survey methodologies is presented, followed by an examination of the mathematics frameworks in the two studies. The methodologies and the frameworks in...


18 Nov 2010

This paper uses a range of analyses of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea to explore the relationship between education and obesity.

An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence...


10 Sep 2010

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the OECD's annual Education at a Glance.

“In a global economy, it is no longer improvement by national standards alone. The...

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