ERIC Number: EJ1174163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Do Students' High Scores on International Assessments Translate to Low Levels of Creativity?
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n7 p57-61 Apr 2018
Responding to an earlier "Phi Delta Kappan" article, the author rejects the argument that East Asian students' high scores on international educational assessments come at the expense of learning to be creative and entrepreneurial. According to survey research, people in Japan, Korea, and other East Asian nations perceive themselves to be not very entrepreneurial, but the author explains that their responses have do mainly with cultural differences in the ways people respond to such surveys, making them poor evidence that high school graduates in those countries actually are less creative than students in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Descriptors: International Assessment, High Achievement, Scores, Creativity, Cultural Differences, Asians, High School Graduates, Misconceptions, Test Items, Correlation, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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