Against the Odds

Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development, dist. by Bernan & Renouf. 2011. 198p. illus. map. bibliog. pap. $54.

The book cover of "Against the Odds" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development features three young adults engaging in career-related activities at a chalkboard, reading a book, and at a microscope.


Why do some socioeconomically underprivileged students succeed in the classroom while so many others fail? This report uses data collected through the Programme for International Student Assessment—a study that evaluates education systems worldwide by testing 15-year-olds—to answer this question. The narrative is accessible to a wide audience.




Awards Won

Title Year
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To recognize excellence in government publications, identify documents of distinction, and commend
individual works of superlative nature.

2011 - Selection(s)