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Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills - OECD

PositionDirector for Education and Skills
Stakeholder TypeIntergovernmental

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills at the OECD. He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders to improve education. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that Schleicher “understands the global issues and challenges as well as or better than anyone I’ve met, and he tells me the truth”. Former UK Secretary of State Michael Gove called Schleicher “the most important man in English education” – even though he is German and lives in France. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.

Andreas Schleicher's videos

Conversation with Kenneth D. Forbus

Conversation with Kenneth D. Forbus

February 6, 2021clock30 mins

This keynote by Kenneth D. Forbus, Northwestern University, moderated by OECD Director for Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher, will present an innovative analysis on the key ways AI capabilities currently fall short of human capabilities and describe the current work in AI that addresses those limitations.

AI in our Futures: Stakeholder perspectives

AI in our Futures: Stakeholder perspectives

February 6, 2021clock60 mins

As artificial intelligence reshapes our futures, what do OECD’s stakeholders consider to be the opportunities and challenges for work, innovation, productivity and skills? In this roundtable session, representatives from business (Business at OECD), labour (TUAC), civil society (CSISAC) and the technical community (ITAC) will share their views and offer insights from their communities on the evidence gaps and policy priorities where the OECD can advance the debate.

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