Secondary education in OECD countries - common challenges, differing solutions

This publication looks at the importance of the role of secondary education in the development of education around the world, as modern economies and their labour markets need people with sophisticated knowledge, skills and competences that cannot be developed only in primary school or in low-quality secondary schools. The publication highlights the position of the secondary education in the OECD countries, and the need to secure access to better quality secondary education for all students in order to have a responsive and flexible upper secondary education system that simultaneously serves the needs of employers and lifelong learning.
This publication looks at the importance of the role of secondary education in the development of education around the world, as modern economies and their labour markets need people with sophisticated knowledge, skills and competences that cannot be developed only in primary school or in low-quality secondary schools. The publication highlights the position of the secondary education in the OECD countries, and the need to secure access to better quality secondary education for all students in order to have a responsive and flexible upper secondary education system that simultaneously serves the needs of employers and lifelong learning.