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14 September 2018 weekly update

14 September 2018

This week, Matt gives an overview of OECD's recently published Education at a Glance 2018 report.

Dear Colleagues

OECD: Education at a Glance 2018

I want to draw your attention to a report published on Tuesday by the OECD - Education at a Glance 2018. This is a comprehensive publication which is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 36 OECD countries and a number of partner countries.

It addresses the needs of a range of users, from governments seeking to learn policy lessons to academics requiring data for further analysis, to the general public wanting to monitor how its country’s schools are progressing in producing world-class students. The publication examines the quality of learning outcomes, the policy levers and contextual factors that shape these outcomes, and the broader private and social returns that accrue to investments in education

For your information please read the executive summary which provides an overview of the report.

One of the main highlights that the impact of socio-economic status on equity in education tends to build throughout life. In particular, despite significant expansion in educational attainment over the past decade, those people with low-educated parents, a proxy for low socio-economic status, are less likely to participate in early childhood education programmes, complete Secondary school and advance to higher levels of education than those with at least one higher-educated parent.

View the full OECD report here

Matt Dunkley CBE
Corporate Director
Children, Young People and Education