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ERIC Number: EJ865075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Securing Quality and Equity in Education: Lessons from PISA
Schleicher, Andreas
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v39 n3 p251-263 Sep 2009
Results from PISA show that strong educational performance, and indeed significant improvement over short periods of time, is possible. Whether in Asia (e.g., Japan and Korea), in Europe (e.g., Finland) or in North America (Canada), many countries display strong overall learning outcomes; equally important, they show that poor performance in school does not automatically follow from a disadvantaged socio-economic background. Furthermore, some countries show that educational success can become consistent and predictable, with very little variation in performance across schools. These countries set the goals to which others can aspire. This article sets out some of the key policy levers that are associated with high levels of quality in students' learning outcomes as well as an equitable distribution of learning opportunities as measured by PISA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Canada; North America
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment