The Education Policy Institute will be hosting the launch of the OECD’s new PISA report on Tuesday 23rd October. Equity in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Social Mobility examines how equity in education has evolved over several cycles of the PISA.
The report shows that there is no country in the world that can yet claim to have entirely eliminated socio-economic inequalities in education. While some countries and economies that participate in PISA have managed to build education systems where socio-economic status makes less of a difference in students’ learning, well-being and post-secondary educational attainment, every country can do more to improve equity in education.
Equity in Education: Breaking Down Barriers to Social Mobility will also examine how high performance and more positive attitudes towards schooling among disadvantaged 15-year-old students are strong predictors of success in higher education and work later on; and how equity in education has evolved over several cycles of the PISA. It identifies the policies and practices that can help disadvantaged students succeed academically and feel more engaged at school.
Andreas Schleicher (Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills), who initiated the PISA programme, will be presenting the main findings from the survey, and a panel discussion will follow. Panelists include: Prof. Simon Burgess (University of Bristol), Leon Feinstein (Director of Evidence at the Children’s Commissioner’s Office) and Sir Kevan Collins (Education Endowment Foundation).
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