Francesc Pedró

Dr. Francesc Pedró joined the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) in Paris (France) in 2005. In his capacity as senior policy analyst, he is the principal administrator of the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) which investigates teachers and the conditions of teaching in OECD countries from a comparative perspective. Prior to this assignment he was the director of New Millennium Learners Project. He was also in charge of the reviews of educational R&D in OECD countries and of a project on Systemic Innovation in Education, which includes one strand on vocational education and training and another on digital learning resources.

Francesc (born in Barcelona in 1960) got his MEd degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PhD in Comparative Education from UNED (Madrid). Later he did a postdoc in Comparative Education at the University of London Institute of Education. Francesc was formerly professor of comparative education and public policy at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and academic director of its program for educational quality. Prior to that, he acted as pro-vicechancellor of educational research and innovation at the Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona), the first Internet-based European public university.

His most recent comparative study is: Are the New Millennium Learners Making the Grade? Technology Use and Educational Performance in PISA (2010).

Contact Information
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
Directorate for Education, OECD
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75775 Paris Cedex 16,  France
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