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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Lewis, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines emerging techniques of educational governance--based on time, difference and potential--enabled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA-based Test for Schools ('PISA for Schools'). I show how PISA for Schools facilitates the production of difference through comparative test data, allowing educators…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Savage, Glenn C.; Lewis, Steven – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In this paper, we use the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as an illustrative case to examine how national schooling reforms are assembled in Australia's federal system. Drawing upon an emerging body of research on "policy assemblage" within the fields of policy sociology, anthropology and critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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Lewis, Steven – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This paper explores Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for Schools, a local variant of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD's) influential PISA that not only assesses an individual school's performance in reading, mathematics and science against international schooling systems, but also promotes 17…
Descriptors: Governance, School Administration, Educational History, Achievement Tests
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Lingard, Bob; Lewis, Steven – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
This paper accepts that the OECD's PISA has become influential in policy terms globally, but analyses the ways that the main PISA and PISA for Schools tests are positioned differently in Australia and the USA because of contrasting educational federalisms in the two nations. Our argument is that while PISA is undoubtedly influential, its effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Lewis, Steven – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This paper examines the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) "PISA for Schools," a new variant of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that compares school-level performance on reading, math and science with international schooling systems (e.g., Shanghai-China, Finland). Specifically, I…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Lewis, Steven – Comparative Education, 2017
This paper examines the development and administration of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for Schools--a new testing instrument of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development--to demonstrate the relevance of heterarchical processes to educational governance. Drawing suggestively across new "relational"…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Administrative Organization, Achievement Tests
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Lewis, Steven; Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article examines the OECD's new PISA-based Test for Schools ("PISA for Schools") program. PISA for Schools is part of the expanding education work of the OECD, building upon main PISA to enable school-to-schooling system comparisons. We examine the development of PISA for Schools, the nature of the instrument, and some initial…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Governance, Philanthropic Foundations