TALIS - The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey

The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asks teachers and school leaders about working conditions and learning environments at their schools to help countries face diverse challenges.

Who participates in TALIS? Check out the list of TALIS participants, both present and past, and related materials

Find out more about TALIS from our FAQ or watch Talking TALIS: All about the OECD teacher survey


2018 TALIS Results: Teachers and School Leaders as Lifelong Learners and Valued Professionals


Areas of work

TALIS provides analysis that helps countries identify others facing similar challenges and learn about their policies.

The Teacher Knowledge Survey (TKS) assessment module is designed to provide objective and comparable measures of the specialised knowledge teachers have of teaching and learning, and whether this knowledge is updated with new research findings and adapted to 21st century skills.

Global Teaching InSights: A video study of teaching
The study is an innovative project that trials new methodologies to deepen our understanding of teaching and learning on an international scale.


Featured data

Experienced teachers tend to work in socio-economically advantaged schools…

For featured data from "Mending the Education Divide"

Note: Statistically significant differences are marked in a darker tone. Disadvantaged schools refer to those where more than 30% of the student body are from socio-economically disadvantaged homes. Advantaged schools refer to those where 10% or less of the student body are from socio-economically disadvantaged homes.

Source: OECD (2022), Mending the Education Divide: Getting Strong Teachers to the Schools That Need Them Most, TALIS,, Figure 2.2.

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How teachers learn

Read our new brochure, "How Teachers Learn: An OECD Perspective", prepared for the G7 ministerial meeting on education (4 July, 2019).


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