Leave no child behind: Global report on boys’ disengagement from education

The first global report on boys’ disengagement and disadvantage in education has been published recently. It relates to elements that influence boys’ participation in school and their learning outcomes as well as policies and programs dealing with these influences. Despite the continuing disadvantages of girls in education, the report shows that boys in many countries are at greater risk than girls of repeating grades, failing to complete different education levels and having poorer learning outcomes in school.
According to the authors, supporting boys means achieving gender equality, resulting in economic, social, and health benefits.

Education Policy Outlook 2021: Shaping Responsive and Resilient Education in a Changing World

Education Policy Outlook 2021 for Responsiveness and Resilience in Education Policy aims to support policy makers to balance the urgent challenge of building eco-systems that adapt in the face of disruption and change (resilience), and the important challenge of navigating the ongoing evolution from industrial to post-industrial societies and economies (responsiveness).

Missing out on Half of the World’s Potential: Fewer Female Than Male Top Achievers in Mathematics and Science Want a Career in These Fields

Research from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) shows that the achievement gaps between girls and boys in mathematics and science have narrowed or vanished. Nonetheless, girls are less likely to aspire a career in the mathematics related field according to the latest compass brief.

SEA-PLM 2019 Latest Evidence in Basic Education: Supporting Teachers to Improve Learning in 6 Southeast Asian Countries

This publication is the third in a series of regional thematic studies initiated by the SEA-PLM Secretariat — SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education. This report describes the SEA-PLM programme and analyses the diversity of the Southeast Asian Grade 5th teacher workforce, their classroom conditions, and their level of preparation and training upon entry to the profession.

PISA in Focus: What Can We Do to Ensure a Level Playing Field for All Students?

PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way. The April issue points to key aspects to consider in providing students with needed opportunities to level the playing field for all students and achieve greater equity in education beyond the exigencies of the pandemic.