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How do science teachers teach science - and does it matter?
Much ink has been spilled debating the merits of different science-teaching practices. Proponents of enquiry-based science teaching argue that this approach exposes students to the procedures used by professional scientists, ...
PISA for Development : Results in Focus
Building on the experience of working with middle-income countries in PISA since 2000, and in an effort to respond to the emerging demand for PISA to cater to a wider range of countries, the OECD launched the PISA for ...
How is students’ motivation related to their performance and anxiety?
In almost all participating education systems, 15-year-old students who report greater motivation to achieve also perform better in the PISA assessment. Students in socio-economically advantaged environments perform better ...
Why don’t more girls choose to pursue a science career?
Boys outperform girls in science in 22 PISA-participating countries, and girls outperform boys in 19. However, boys have a relative strength in science in 65 out of the 67 participating countries, meaning that they score ...
Does attending a rural school make a difference in how and what you learn?
The rural education landscape once consisted of one-room schools where a single teacher educated, took care of and supervised students of diverse ages. While multi-grade teaching is still common in many schools, particularly ...
How are school performance and school climate related to teachers’ experience?
Students in the best-performing schools achieve significantly higher PISA scores on average than students in the lowest-performing schools. Some aspects of school climate, such as the disciplinary climate in science lessons, ...