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ERIC Number: EJ1068021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Seeing Education with One's Own Eyes and through PISA Lenses: Considerations of the Reception of PISA in European Countries
Carvalho, Luís Miguel; Costa, Estela
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v36 n5 p638-646 2015
The paper addresses the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's "Program for International Student Assessment" (PISA) as a public policy instrument, whose worldwide circulation is mediated by processes of reinterpretation, negotiation, and re-contextualization, where national, local, and international agencies intertwine. It is focused on the active reception of PISA in six European spaces (Francophone Belgium, France, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, and Scotland) along its first three cycles. The paper identifies two contrasting developments: the Program's divergent uses and its attractiveness in different social worlds. The paper gives particular attention to what is called the "update of reference societies" in the context of national receptions of PISA. These "updates" are analyzed as part of a composite process that involves domestic reasons, either related to current agendas for education or to deep historical factors, and injunctions related to PISA's rationale and PISA objects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; France; Hungary; Portugal; Romania; United Kingdom (Scotland)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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