A new OECD working paper offers insights into the needs of refugee students, and proposes a holistic model for their integration in education.
The debate over school choice is often in polarised, absolutist terms, but results from PISA show that the issue isn’t as binary as it may seem. With the right mix of policies, education systems can reconcile choice with equity.
Many people believe that educational pathways are largely determined by merit. But the concept of merit in education can be controversial – particularly when educational opportunities are influenced by socio-economic status.
Using evidence to improve teaching needs to start with teachers – with their contexts, capabilities and motivations.
PISA data suggest that such anxiety isn’t exclusive to today’s teenagers. In fact, parents in some countries are even more pessimistic about the environment than their children are.
Computer-based testing has significantly increased the amount of information that researchers can collect from respondents, and promises to improve our understanding and interpretation of test scores.