Education Policy Outlook 2015

Making Reforms Happen

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The Education Policy Outlook is designed to help education policy makers with reform choices. It addresses the need for improvement in education in a comparative manner, while taking into account the importance of national context. Through a review of different countries’ experiences in implementing education reform, the publication offers directions and strategies to facilitate future changes.

Given different national contexts, individual countries’ reform challenges cannot be simply transposed into a different country or system. Nevertheless, countries face many similar challenges and implement reforms in similar areas. The 2015 edition of the Education Policy Outlook provides a comparative review of policy trends. It explores specific reforms adopted across the OECD over the past seven years to help countries learn from one another and choose the reforms best adapted to their needs and context.

The Education Policy Outlook will be of interest to policy makers, analysts and education practitioners alike.

English Also available in: French

Education union partnerships in policy reforms

This chapter presents an overview of the views of teacher unions on their contribution and engagement with governments on education reforms. It draws on responses from organisations representing teachers in 19 countries to a survey conducted in 2013 by the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC). The chapter discusses findings on teachers’ commitment and engagement in education reforms, particularly in the areas of teachers’ working conditions, professional development and setting teaching standards. It reports the views of teachers and their unions on their level of engagement in both policy development and policy implementation, and the policy areas in which they are successfully engaged.

English Also available in: French


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