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Students’ Well-Being: How Educators Can Make a Difference



The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Invite You to Participate in a Webinar

Students’ Well-Being:
How Educators Can Make a Difference

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Richard Wong, Executive Director, The American School Counselor Association
Stephanie Wood-Garnett, EdD, Vice President of Policy to Practice, Alliance for Excellent Education

On June 6, 2017 the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) gave a presentation and discussion of a new report from the OECD.

Students’ Well-Being: PISA 2015 Results analyzes for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school. The findings are based on a survey of 540,000 students in seventy-two participating countries and economies who also completed the main OECD 2015 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test on science, mathematics, and reading.

“Schools are not just places where students acquire academic skills,” said the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills and special advisor on education policy to the Secretary-General. “They also help students become more resilient in the face of adversity, feel more connected with the people around them, and aim higher in their aspirations for their future. Not least, schools are the first place where children experience society in all its facets, and those experiences can have a profound influence on students’ attitudes and behaviour in life.”

The webinar began with a detailed presentation from Mr. Schleicher, and panelists addressed questions from the online audience.


Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at approximately 1–2 business days after the event airs.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

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