ERIC Number: EJ871862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Institutional Contexts and International Performances in Schooling: Comparing Patterns and Trends over Time in International Surveys
Hofman, W. H. Adriaan; Hofman, Roelande H.; Gray, John M.
European Journal of Education, v45 n1 p153-173 Mar 2010
15 European countries were classified into four types in an international comparative study. The country profiles are based on indicators of the key concepts' funding, governance and choice. This research attempts to answer the question of how the quality of schooling of these types of education systems progressed as from 1995 and what explanations an expert panel of educationalists and researchers can provide for the outcomes. We observe significant differences between the performance trends of the four types of education systems. Also, comparisons between the different years show relatively high and significant correlations, especially between the original sample of countries in 1995 and future performances in TIMSS and PISA measurements.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Surveys, Researchers, Educational Quality, Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Comparative Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment