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ERIC Number: EJ978409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Web Exclusive--Is the Sky the Limit to Educational Improvement?
Schleicher, Andreas
Education Canada, v52 n1 Win 2012
Today, education systems need to enable people to become lifelong learners, to manage complex ways of thinking and complex ways of working that computers can't take over easily. The task for educators and policy makers is to ensure that countries rise to this challenge. High performing education systems like Finland's and Singapore's tend to create a "knowledge rich" education system, in which teachers and school principals have the authority and necessary information to act and access to effective support systems to assist them in implementing change. An investment in improvement will be worth it. An OECD-Stanford University study suggests that if Canada could boost its average PISA scores by 25 points over the next 20 years, the Canadian economy would realize a gain of over five trillion dollars over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland; Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment