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The art of balancing curricular choice in upper secondary education

Upper secondary education helps refine the interests and expertise of students, preparing them for future study or careers. Yet in a system that fails to offer sufficient student choice in subject matter, learners may disengage, not reach their potential, or even drop out of school.

In our latest webinar focusing on upper secondary education, we’ll delve into how countries design their curricula, balancing core subjects like literacy and numeracy with the freedom to explore other subjects of interest such as science, literature or economics.

Join us as we draw insights from the OECD’s comparative research and hear from policy makers on their country’s experiences as well as lessons learned.

Speakers include:

  • Ihor Khvorostianyi, General Director of the School Education Directorate, Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine
  • Fritjof Karlsson, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden
  • Rachel-Marie Pradeilles Duval, Cheffe du Service de l’Instruction Publique et de l’Action Pédagogique, France Stella Pearson, Deputy Director, Advanced British Standard, UK (England)
  • Camilla Stronati, Junior Policy Analyst, Transitions in Upper Secondary Education project, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Moderated by Sasha Ramirez-Hughes, Communication Manager, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD


February 29, 2024
12:00 pm
- 1:00 PM