Research and knowledge management


  • Education GPS

    Education GPS is the OECD source for internationally comparable data and analysis on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.

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  • Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

    The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities.

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  • The Education policy Outlook is a new publication that uses existing knowledge to review education policies and reforms across OECD countries. It will build on substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge and on the experience of policy outlooks already developed across the OECD.

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Education and Skills Newsletter - January 2018

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Trends Spotlight  #7: Gender Equality  Education plays an important role in ensuring that women and men have the same opportunities in their personal and professional lives, through formal schooling, shaping attitudes and transforming behaviours. Yet old stereotypes die hard, and gender still plays a role in a number of ways. This Spotlight takes a look at the issues both in society and in the educational field itself. Also read the Blog 

Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills - Today’s children will need a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills in order to succeed in modern life. This report  looked at research done on this topic in 9 OECD countries to study how these types of skills can contribute to labour market and social outcome.  Find out more on launch event website 

Blogs -Huffington Post: Skills for social progress: the power of social and emotional skills  and OECD Educationtoday  : Supporting social and emotional skills to balance our lives

Trends Spotlight  #6Modern Families  Families in the OECD are changing. The nuclear family – mother and father, married with children – is becoming less common. The number of reconstituted and single-parent households is rising, families are becoming smaller and individuals are deciding to have children later in life, or not at all.

Critical Maths for Innovative Societies   How can mathematics education foster the skills that are appropriate for innovative societies? Mathematics education is heavily emphasised worldwide, nevertheless it is still considered to be a stumbling block for many students.

Blogs - Educationtoday: Maths education for innovative societies and OECD Insights:  Want to improve your problem solving skills? Try metacognition


Trends Spotlight #5: Infinite Connections  Education plays a key role in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world, as well as help mitigate some of the risks.

Publication: Trends Shaping Education 2013

Measuring Innovation in Education  New international report  comparative data about innovation in education compared to other sectors.  This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education. Read the Executive Summary, Country Notes and other information here


Blog: Education professionals as social innovators  >> Education Indicators in Focus brief (EDIF): How innovative is the education sector?

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