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ERIC Number: EJ969299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
An Exploration of Reasons for Shanghai's Success in the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009
Minxuan, Zhang; Lingshuai, Kong
Frontiers of Education in China, v7 n1 p124-162 2012
The outstanding performance of Shanghai students in the 4th Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2009) gained widespread attention at home and abroad. In this paper, the authors attribute this outstanding performance to three traditional factors and six modern factors. The traditional factors are high parental expectations, belief in the power of effort, and the mechanisms of personnel selection. The modern factors are the openness of Chinese education, curriculum and teaching reform, teacher training, improvement of comparatively poor schools, the financial resources allocation mechanism in compulsory education, and the reform of high school enrollment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment