ERIC Number: ED127725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The National Case Study: An Empirical Comparative Study of Twenty-One Educational Systems. International Studies in Evaluation VII.
Passow, A. Harry; And Others
This report is intended (1) to identify social, economic, and political factors that account significantly for differences between national systems of education to draw up national socioeconomic and educational profiles of 20 participating countries, and (2) to relate these characteristics to cognitive learning outcomes as measured by achievement tests in science and reading comprehension. Chapter 1 presents a work chronology and a general account of the problems of data acquisition and analysis encountered during the study. Chapter 2 presents a series of data profiles on each country's educational and social system. Chapter 3 presents social and educational data organized by variable, rather than by country. Chapter 4 reviews and summarizes the major findings of the study and discusses the study's implications for future research and for national policy and planning. The study focuses on the countries of Australia, Belgium, Chile, England and Wales, West Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Halsted Press, Division of John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($19.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Stockholm (Sweden).
Note: For a related document, see ED117125