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We co-host the launch of new OECD report

12 Sep 2017


We were delighted to co-host the launch of the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report today (12 September), along with the Education Policy Institute and KPMG. 

Our director Jonathan Douglas welcomed attendees at the event, which was held at KPMG’s Number Twenty space in London. 

Education at a Glance is the leading international report on comparable national statistics measuring the state of education worldwide. It addresses public and private spending on education; its social and economic benefits for people and economies; the outcomes of education based on an analysis of tertiary completion rates; and class sizes, teacher salaries and instruction times.

The 2017 edition of the report focuses on fields of study at higher education and their employment outcomes. It also looks at the persistent differences in the way men and women select their future careers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the teaching profession, where more than 7 out of 10 teachers, on average across OECD countries, are women – and there is no sign that this gender gap is narrowing among young adults entering the field of education.

The report highlights how “more guidance and support must be provided to young students as they select their future careers” – something our Words for Work programme looks to address by preparing students for the world of work. 

Read the full report.

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