Annex A. OECD Team members

Pierre Gouëdard is an analyst at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. An economist specialised in economics of education, he has researched in areas of teacher careers, teacher health, affirmative action and access to higher education, and taught in the field of economics in Sciences Po and La Sorbonne.

As a former member of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies, he developed an analytical framework to modelise student’s orientation decision after upper secondary education.

At the OECD, Pierre has led the Japan Country Review, and been part of the Greek Country Review and the Welsh initiative to transform Schools as Learning Organisations.

Pierre holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from Sciences Po Paris.

Beatriz Pont is senior education policy analyst at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, with extensive experience in education policy reform internationally. She currently leads OECD Country Reviews and the Implementing Education Policies Programme. She has specialised in various areas of education policy and reform, including equity and quality in education, school leadership, adult learning and adult skills and launched the comparative series Education Policy Outlook. She has also worked with individual countries such as Greece, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Sweden or United Kingdom (Wales) in their school improvement reform efforts.

Previously, Beatriz was researcher on education and social policies in the Economic and Social Council of the Government of Spain and worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture). She studied Political Science at Pitzer College, Claremont, California, and holds a MIA from Columbia University and a PhD in Political Science from Complutense University, Madrid. She has been research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences (Tokyo University) and at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP, Science Po, Paris). She holds an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.

Rien Rouw is strategic advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and also affiliated as an external consultant to the Stategic Education Governance team at the OECD’s Education & Skills Directorate. Previously he worked as policy analyst at the same Directorate, where he has been involved in research on governing complex education systems. He also worked as research fellow at the Netherlands School for Public Administration and at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy, doing research on evidence based policy making in Dutch government.

Claire Shewbridge heads the Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project in the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). This focuses on how to effectively design and implement policies in complex environments, building a strategic vision for the system, identifying and addressing capacity needs at different levels, providing timely and relevant feedback and ensuring that stakeholders are actively and effectively involved at each stage of the policy process.

Claire has worked at the OECD for over 20 years. In the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, she spent 8 years conducting comparative analysis of policies in different thematic areas, most recently on the effective use of school resources, and before that she focused on evaluation and assessment policies and migrant education, both including specific reviews in Norway. She has led policy reviews in thirteen countries and led international analysis on school evaluation, education system evaluation and the allocation of school funding.

For five years, Claire worked on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), with a focus on learning from self-reports of students in participating countries. She led analysis of student attitudes towards science learning and the environment (PISA 2006), and co-ordinated analysis on student use of computers, motivations and aspirations of different student groups (PISA 2000, 2003). In her early work with the OECD, she worked on OECD statistical publications Education at a Glance and the OECD Employment Outlook.

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