Today we explore the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and its work in education. My guest, Christian Ydesen, looks at the history of the OECD to show how the international organization has shaped-shifted overtime. From this perspective, the OECD is dynamic and includes far more products and viewpoints than its famed PISA examination.

Christian Ydesen is a professor at the Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University in Denmark. He’s recently co-edited (with Tore Sorensen and Susan Robertson) a special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education called “Re-reading the OECD’s roles in education: the becoming of a global governing complex.”

Citation: Ydesen, Christian, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 239, podcast audio, May 3, 2021.