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ERIC Number: EJ1128048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Jumping to Conclusions--The PISA Knee-Jerk: Some Remarks on the Current Economic-Educational Discourse
Bittlingmayer, Uwe H.; Boutiuc, Alina Florentina; Heinemann, Lars; Kotthoff, Hans-Georg
European Education, v48 n4 p294-305 2016
Ever since PISA studies have been constantly present in mainstream media, a close relation between academic achievement and economic outcome has been routinely presumed. This essay takes a closer look at some of the most common lines of argument, then goes on to outline a critique of the assumptions underlying the alleged causal relationship between educational achievement and macro-economic performance, bringing out a lack of complexity in said assumptions, as well as (polemically) showing up their conformist bias.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Austria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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