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How do gender stereotypes affect five-year-olds’ ideas about their future?

Many of us will remember being asked when we were young what we wanted to be when we grew up. What answer did we give, and why did we give that answer? According to evidence from the new report Future at Five: Gendered Aspirations of Five-year-olds gender norms are evident in what many five-year-olds reply, leading to imbalanced gender representation in certain fields later on in schooling – and later on in life.

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How do boys and girls differ in global and intercultural attitudes?



PISA 2018 asked students a series of questions about their global and intercultural attitudes including students’ ability to examine local and global issues.

The latest edition of the PISA In Focus looks at the results.

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Why do more young women than men go on to tertiary education?



The latest edition of Education Indicators in Focus considers the gender dynamics in educational transitions. This can help target policies to support equitable access to education as well as its quality and labour-market outcomes.

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Education continuity stories



  • Education resources requiring no Internet connection

  • Learning through podcasts in Colombia

  • Supporting teachers and students around the world from Spain

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A joint international initiative to support quality education with Harvard Global Education Innovation Initiative, HundrED, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and the World Bank Group Education Global Practice

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Register for the next webinar in the Q&A Education and Skills Webinars series taking place on Thursday 1 April at 14:30pm (Paris time)
The state of school education: One year into the COVID pandemic

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Read the latest blog posts
  • Looking for green engineers – Insights from PISA 2018

  • Gender norms are clearly evident at five years of age

  • Calling all girl scientists: climate change needs you

  • What can schools and teachers do to nurture high-achieving students?

Blogposts and Podcasts



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  • How did schools keep students engaged during the pandemic? Stories from the US and Japan

  • How can we help young people tackle misinformation during COVID?

  • Will the coronavirus crisis lead to a fundamental change in education?



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