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ERIC Number: EJ1116906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Are Model PISA Pupils Happy at School? Quality of School Life of Adolescents in Finland and Korea
Yoon, Junghyun; Järvinen, Tero
Comparative Education, v52 n4 p427-448 2016
This paper explores the quality of school life (QSL) of two 'model pupils' in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, Finland and Korea, and investigates students' views on the central aspects of QSL ("general satisfaction," "peer relations" and "teacher-student relations") using PISA 2012 data. It also seeks to interpret how specific institutional and sociocultural aspects are linked to QSL. The analyses show that Finnish and Korean adolescents' views on QSL are less positive compared with the OECD average; Finnish adolescents' views on QSL are more positive than those of Korean adolescents regarding "general satisfaction" and "peer relations" but are not clearly related to "teacher-student relations." Since Finnish and Korean adolescents' views on QSL partly differ from those of their Nordic and East Asian counterparts, the distinct Nordic or East Asian image of QSL could not be revealed in the study. This article proposes that QSL demands more attention in the era of 'rankings and benchmarked educational models', with consideration to the universality and uniqueness of institutional, sociocultural and historical factors of one's own and others' schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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