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ERIC Number: EJ795035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Organisation and Context, Efficiency and Equity of Educational Systems: What PISA Tells Us
Duru-Bellat, Marie; Suchuat, Bruno
European Educational Research Journal, v4 n3 p181-194 2005
After describing both average scores, dispersion, and social inequalities in achievement in the various countries included in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, this article relates those "products" to country economic and cultural characteristics. It then explores relations between student scores and a number of institutional characteristics of countries' educational systems. Results show that relations exist between average scores and certain institutional or pedagogical practices such as grade repeating or tracking. A high degree of social inequality in achievement proves to be associated with overall score dispersion and degree to which educational system differentiates among students. (Contains 10 notes, 1 table, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment