Poverty and the perception of poverty–how both matter for schooling outcomes


Socio-economic disadvantage is a challenge to educators everywhere


poverty-schoolCompensating for students’ socio-economic disadvantage is one of the greatest challenges facing teachers,school leaders and education systems as a whole. However, data from PISA show that some countries are much better at this than others.

Consider the chart above. The horizontal axis shows the percentage of lower secondary teachers who work in schools where their
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