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

Implementing school improvement reforms

Which factors do policy makers need to keep in mind when designing and implementing school improvement policies? This chapter presents common factors across OECD education systems that contribute to successful school improvement policies, as identified from the research literature and from the programmes implemented in past years. Reviewing past school improvement reform experiences can help policy makers seeking to design and implement reforms in this area. This chapter discusses policy making and implementation of school improvement programmes. It describes main purposes and contextual features of school improvement programmes, identifies the key elements needed for successful policy design, and explains, through analysis of past reform experiences, which practices and factors can contribute to efficient policy implementation.

English Also available in: French

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