Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education
Developed in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), “Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education” is an investigative video series documenting policies and programs that local education leaders credit with improving student achievement – success demonstrated by the strong performance of their countries in the latest assessment from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Each story of educational innovation presents concrete solutions that have helped a high-quality education system teach the skills its students need to succeed in an increasingly global, interconnected economy; approaches that have had direct impact on each country’s continued strong performance or improvement in PISA.
The first four films in the series were launched in conjunction with the OECD’s December 2010 release of the latest PISA results. Introduced by Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division at the OECD’s Directorate for Education, they provide an in-depth look at innovative collaborations among education officials, teachers, and students in Shanghai, China; Ontario, Canada; Poland; and Finland. More recently, additional profiles were added to showcase the educational achievements of school systems in Korea, Japan, Brazil, and Poland, and Germany.
The “Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education” series can be viewed online at www.pearsonfoundation.org/OECD. DVD copies may also be obtained directly from the OECD.