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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has unveiled plans to move into the field of early childhood education through the introduction of the International Early Learning Study (IELS), a new comparative test of five-year olds that is being piloted in three nations. This article explores the dynamics of this new project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, International Organizations, Governance
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Sousa, Diana; Grey, Sue; Oxley, Laura – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a key role in driving educational discourse and global educational governance. Its comparative 'Programme of International School Assessment' (PISA) has explicitly linked the knowledge and skills of young people with the economic potential of countries. Through the International…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Democracy
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Clapham, Andrew; Vickers, Rob – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Mathematics education is a high-stakes indicator of success in 'über' performative systems. The search to address England's mathematics underperformance resulted in cross-national attraction toward, and policy borrowing of, 'teaching for mastery' from the high-performing education systems of Shanghai and Singapore. We argue that the cultural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Policy, Mastery Learning, Low Achievement
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Browne, Liz; Richard Wong, Kwok-Shing – Education 3-13, 2017
The dominance of Asian communities in international league tables such as those produced by The Program for International Student Assessment, which monitors competence in literacy and numeracy, has resulted in a policy discourse from the English government of failing schools, deficit curricular and ineffective teachers. This in turn has led to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
In Australia, emphasis in early childhood education policy is placed on the importance of the role of the family as a child's first educator, and finding effective ways to raise the effectiveness of parents in supporting children's learning, development and well-being. International studies demonstrate that the home learning environment (HLE)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Numeracy
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Wahlström, Ninni – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
The aim of this article is to examine how transnational concepts within educational policies influence national curricula in the reconceptualisation of educational policy into concrete curriculum texts. Based on a critical discourse analysis and the concepts of recontextualisation, convergence and divergence, a third wave of European policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Standards
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Usta, H. Gonca – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to analyze the student and school level variables that affect students' self-efficacy levels in mathematics in China-Shanghai, Turkey, and Greece based on PISA 2012 results. In line with this purpose, the hierarchical linear regression model (HLM) was employed. The interschool variability is estimated at approximately 17% in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Moss, Peter; Dahlberg, Gunilla; Grieshaber, Susan; Mantovani, Susanna; May, Helen; Pence, Alan; Rayna, Sylvie; Swadener, Beth Blue; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is initiating the International Early Learning Study, a cross-national assessment of early learning outcomes involving the testing of 5-year-old children in participating countries. The authors use this colloquium to inform members of the early childhood community about this project and to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Owings, William A.; Kaplan, Leslie S.; Volman, Monique – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
Using an equity perspective, this article compares the education systems of the United States and the Netherlands. Existing data examining student demographics, the organizational structures, curricula, funding, and student outcomes are examined. The Netherlands appears to be getting a "bigger bang for their buck." We make the case that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Agirdag, Orhan; Yazici, Zeliha; Sierens, Sven – Comparative Education, 2015
In this study, a historical and international analysis of early childhood education in Turkey is made. More specifically, we explore the trend in pre-school enrolment, compare Turkey's enrolment rate with other countries, study whether access to pre-school is related to social class and gender, and investigate the impact of pre-school attendance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Plum, Maja – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
Globalisation is often referred to as being external to education--a state of affairs presenting the modern curriculum with numerous challenges. In this article, "globalisation" is examined as something that is internal to curriculum and analysed as a "problematisation" in a Foucaultian sense, that is, as a complex of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Merry, Joseph J. – Sociology of Education, 2013
Why does the United States lag behind so many other countries on international education assessments? The traditional view targets school-based explanations--U.S. schools attract poorer teachers and lack the proper incentives. But the U.S. educational system may also serve children with comparatively greater academic challenges as a result of…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Competencies
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Andres, Lesley; Pechar, Hans – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article considers the counter-intuitive observation that some of the wealthiest nations can feature low tertiary graduation rates (e.g. Austria, Germany, and Switzerland). It also considers the observation that many countries with high tertiary graduation rates show low levels of social equity, while many countries with low tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Graduation Rate, Educational Attainment
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Ciascai, Liliana; Dulama, Maria-Eliza – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The results of Romanian students at international comparative TIMSS and PISA tests have constantly proven to be unsatisfactory. The present paper aims at analyzing the school syllabi "Mathematics and Environment exploration", "Environmental Education" and "Natural Sciences" studied during primary education in Romania…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Science Process Skills, Elementary School Science
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Winthrop, Rebecca; Simons, Kate Anderson – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
In recent years, the global community has developed a range of initiatives to inform the post-2015 global development agenda. In the education community, International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSAs) have an important role to play in advancing a global shift in focus to access plus learning. However, there are a number of other assessment tools…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Access to Education, Educational Objectives
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