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Wales - OECD report on improving schools 

The publication of a major international review of education in Wales has been welcomed by the Education and Skills Minister. The OECD was asked to provide an external assessment of the quality and equity of education outcomes and expert analysis of key aspects of education policy. The report recommends giving priority to four areas to improve educational outcomes in the longterm:

  • schools meeting the learning needs of students across the whole ability range
  • quality of teachers, teaching, professional development, school improvement and leadership
  • developing a coherent assessment and evaluation framework to promote improvement
  • defining a long term education strategy.

OECD review of education in Wales welcomed by Minister
Department for Education and Skills (DFES), Wales

This article is drawn from the forthcoming edition of Education in the News.

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