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ERIC Number: EJ1128038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
PISA as a Political Tool in Spain: Assessment Instrument, Academic Discourse and Political Reform
Vega Gil, Leoncio; Hernández Beltrán, Juan Carlos; García Redondo, Eva
European Education, v48 n2 p89-103 2016
This study examines to what extent there is a sort of "political appropiation" by political parties when they seek to set a discourse about the Spanish PISA outcomes. We have consistently found that programs for assessing the competencies of students, especially PISA, have become tools of rationalization and the legitimization of education policies in both the national and territorial contexts. Furthermore, each regional government focuses its discourse on what it feels to be its strong points, that is, a clear "self-justifying reading" of PISA outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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