New measure of 32 countries’ economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
The latest PISA report shows Indonesian girls outperforming boys in all subjects. But, overall, Indonesian students are low performers among students of PISA-participating countries.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?
The direct line between world education policy and Donald Trump looks like this.
There are still a few real-world tests the Diverted Profits Tax or “Google Tax” will have to face before the government can claim it’s among the toughest in the world.
Negotiations regarding a legal framework for the oceans – an area covering roughly half the Earth’s surface – are being dominated by OECD members.
Global economic realities shouldn’t deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
Academia is being asked to do less for more, and universities are at financial breaking point. This has implications for all South Africans.
Australia has become collectively richer but much more unequal in recent decades.
The way the higher education sector uses data from the OECD is often technically correct, but substantively misleading.
Migrants have been accused of ‘clogging up the NHS’. But where would the NHS be without them?
Some economists have touted the rising middle class as a panacea for Africa’s challenges. But a more realistic diagnosis of what makes up a middle class is needed.
Both parties are proposing to spend more on education, yet there is no guarantee that either will lift outcomes substantially.
Australian Council of Social Service chief Cassandra Goldie told Q&A that Australia is among the lowest-taxing countries in the OECD. Is that accurate?
Research shows that South African companies are neglecting the more challenging aspects of sustainability reporting.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country’s economic and political reach is slowly declining.
The increasing importance of non-traditional donors such as China has meant that the economic and political stronghold of Western countries in sub-Sahara Africa has gradually ebbed.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?