oecdeLearningworld News from Sweden

No other country that participating in the PISA Assessment has had a steeper fall of results from the year of 2000 until now. The report from OECD on how to improve school performance in Sweden that was released today is with this background one important part of turning the trend. The report proposes improvement of learning environments, dramatic improvement of teacher’s working conditions including salary, as well as a massive improvement of teacher’s training in order to meet the 21st Century’s requirements. Other areas that the report is pointing out are lack of capacity and clarity in roles and responsibilities at various levels of the education administration. Source: Improving schools in Sweden: An OECD Perspective