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ERIC Number: EJ1111125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
What Makes the Difference in Reading Achievement? Comparisons between Finland and Shanghai
Ning, Bo; Van Damme, Jan; Gielen, Sarah; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Van den Noortgate, Wim
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v60 n5 p515-537 2016
Finland and Shanghai are strong performers in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The current study explored the similarities and differences in educational effectiveness between these 2 strong performers. To this end, 14 predictors representing student background and school process characteristics were selected from the PISA 2009 database. The results show that the Finnish educational system is more efficient in transforming given inputs, specially student background characteristics, into reading achievement, while the general condition of the school climate in Shanghai, in terms of value and effect size of the predictors, contributes a large part to its comparative strength in reading achievement. Suggestions for improvement at school and system level are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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