Netherlands 2016. Foundations for the Future

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Series Details May 2016
Publication Date May 2016
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How could the Netherlands move its school system 'from good to great'? This report drew on international experience to look at ways in which the strong Dutch school system might go further still on the path to excellence. Clearly the Dutch school system was one of the best in the OECD, as measured by PISA and PIAAC and was also equitable, with a very low proportion of poor performers.

The report therefore proposed an incremental approach to reform, building on strengths while responding to some emerging challenges. The Netherlands should strengthen the quality of early childhood education and care, revisit policies related to early tracking with more objective testing and track decisions, and enhance the permeability of the system. It should develop the professionalism of teachers and school leaders through enhanced collective learning and working, while at the same time strengthening accountability and capacity in school boards.

The report would be valuable not only for the Netherlands, but also to the many other education systems looking to raise their performance who are interested in the example of the Netherlands.

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