EdMedia Commons Archive

Have Questions About OECD’s Education At a Glance 2012?

Today the OECD published its new Education At a Glance 2012 report, which aims to help educators and policy makers see how their education systems perform compared to other countries and reviews their efforts to reform and improve their policies. (An EWA webinar gave education journalists an advance look, click here for the recording.)

Throughout this week, you can use the discussion forum below to post questions about the report to Andreas Schleicher, OECD deputy director for education and special advisor on education policy to the secretary-general of the OECD. Also taking questions will be two members of the EWA National Research Panel: Beth Graue of the University of Wisconsin, and Joe Hawkins of Westat.

This year’s Education at a Glance report includes new indicators on early childhood education and care, on inequality in education and how a parent’s education influences their child’s academic attainment, and on the factors affecting the performance of immigrant and disadvantaged children at school.

The report also addresses: public and private spending on education; its social and economic benefits for people and countries; adult participation in education; class sizes, teacher salaries and decision-making powers of schools; and analysis of national exam systems and the criteria for attending tertiary education.

The education systems of the 34 OECD member countries, as well as those of Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, are included in the analysis.

This post originally appeared on EWA’s now-defunct online community, EdMedia Commons. Old content from EMC will appear in the Ed Beat archives.