Reports on Education

 Governemts, Universities and NGOs publish from time to time reports on public education, how  is done, how should it be reformed. Here are some important influential reports. What other reports can you recommend reading about education, in western and non western countries?

The two Mckinsay reports

The two Mckinsay reports on how to improve education systems have both gained worldwide attention in recent years. They are worth reading. beware that the file size are very big (close to 9MB) they might take some time to download. You also might not want to print them on your home printer – they can use up your ink. However – find a way – and read them. very convincing.

This below is the original 2007 report.





Mckinsey education report 2010 click below

Watch the launch of the US education report by Mckinsey click here


No Child Left Behind (2001)  – A Bush Administration Educational reform


A higly critical site of this report you can find at “No Child Left”:


Taub Center

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel is an independent, non-partisan, socioeconomic research institute based in Jerusalem. The Center conducts quality, impartial research on socioeconomic conditions in Israel, and develops innovative, equitable and practical options for macro public policies that advance the well-being of Israelis. The Center strives to influence public policy through direct communications with policy makers and by enriching the public debate that accompanies the decision making process


Report: Developments in Israel’s Education System

Policy Paper No. 2011.08

Author: Nachum Blass, published under Education
Policy Program Paper
a2 Oct 2011

The chapter discusses developments in Israel’s education system from preschool to the end of secondary school education with an emphasis on demographic changes in the system and its components. Two prominent features are the rising share of enrollment in unofficial recognized Arab schools and the growing trend of extending kindergarten by an extra year for six-year-olds. Comparisons of teachers’ pay and work conditions in Israel and other countries are based on the OECD publication “Education at a Glance.” Once data from Israel are properly adjusted and corrected, Israeli teachers fare much better comparatively than is commonly thought. The chapter’s final section discusses pupils’ achievements on the matriculation exams. Although the percentage of pupils receiving a matriculation certificate has remained stable in recent years, when viewed along with the growing number of ultra-Orthodox and East Jerusalem Arab pupils who opt out of these exams, there is an increase in 12th grade enrollment rates and in the percentage of pupils taking the matriculation exams, earning the matriculation certificate, and meeting higher education admission requirements.

This appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2010.

 Taub Center Report on Education in Israel (2010)


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