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ERIC Number: EJ1079444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Poland: Changing the Whole System at Once
Handke, Miroslaw
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n3 p34-37 Nov 2015
Polish education reforms begun in 1999 have helped dramatically raise that nation's performance on international examinations. Broad goals set by Poland's education ministry included improving the overall education level of Polish citizens, equity, and implementing national standards with local autonomy. As part of the new reforms, Poland required students to spend more time on core academics, introduced a national exam system, changed school governance, and expanded communications. Yet the author also said the global lesson of Poland is that it would be unwise for other countries to attempt to adopt the Polish measures whole-scale but rather to adapt parts of the program that might work best for them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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