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OECD Publishing, 2019
Many countries are struggling to reconcile greater flexibility in school choice with the need to ensure quality, equity and coherence in their school systems. This report provides an international perspective on issues related to school choice, especially how certain aspects of school-choice policies may be associated with sorting students into…
Descriptors: School Choice, Equal Education, School Segregation, Academic Achievement
OECD Publishing, 2018
In times of growing economic inequality, improving equity in education becomes more urgent. While some countries and economies that participate in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have managed to build education systems where socio-economic status makes less of a difference to students' learning and well-being, every…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Mobility, International Assessment, Foreign Countries
Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Sammons, Pam – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2006
This paper discusses the contribution of international studies on educational effectiveness in the light of 4 papers presented at the new ICSEI Methodology of Research and Effectiveness (MORE) Network in Barcelona in January 2005 and published in this issue of the journal. A brief historical overview is used to provide a context for these papers…
Descriptors: International Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Bishop, John – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2005
Most other nations have a very different approach to measuring academic achievement at the end of high school and signaling that information to universities and other interested parties. In Australia, Denmark, England, Scotland, Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and many Canadian and German provinces, for example, high school exit…
Descriptors: Minimum Competency Testing, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Attendance
Taylor, Shelley K. – Bulletin suisse de linguistique applique, 1998
Two models of content-based second language instruction are compared. The two models, French language immersion and mainstreaming, are illustrated in two case studies that focus on how minority language children fare in kindergarten programs. The first case study is of a native Cantonese-speaking child enrolled in an early French immersion program…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Chinese, Comparative Analysis
McAdams, Richard P. – Principal, 1994
A recent study of schooling in five nations with well-developed educational systems (Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and Japan) reveals that most of them share important characteristics not generally found in American schools. Results suggest that U.S. elementary educators should reconfigure school-year length, vacation time, and the pace of…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Improvement