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ERIC Number: EJ1023665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
PISA as an Ideational Roadmap for Policy Change: Exploring Germany and England in a Comparative Perspective
Knodel, Philipp; Martens, Kerstin; Niemann, Dennis
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v11 n3 p421-441 2013
Education policy has undergone transformation in many countries over the last decade. In this article, we focus on the effects of the most significant international initiative in secondary education, which is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We analyse two countries that provide variation regarding the degree of change in their respective education policy-making due to this study; while Germany substantially reformed its education system in reaction to its mediocre PISA results, almost no change has been observed in England. As we show, alterations and shifts in ideas of education policy best account for such a change.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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