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Moreno-Salto, Israel; Robertson, Susan L. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
There is now an extensive body of research concerning the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and its recent additions and variations. Despite this, we argue that there is a paucity of theory-informed empirical research on the ways in which the PISA results about a nation's education system both circulate within, and are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Grek, Sotiria; Ydesen, Christian – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
Drawing on archival sources, interviews, and research literature, this article offers new insights into the making, structure and long-term effects of the International Educational Indicators (INES) programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The article argues that INES was crucial in setting the OECD on the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Global Approach, Educational Policy, Scientific Research
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Takayama, Keita; Lingard, Bob – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper traces the complexities, contingencies and tensions involved in the creation of a new, 'scientific' assessment in what we call Prefecture A in Japan. We start with a thick, granular description of the complicated and ongoing narrative of a new policy emergence. This descriptive account serves as a precursor to our application of an…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Psychometrics, Public Officials, International Organizations
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Meier, Markus D.; Diefenbach, Heike – Gender and Education, 2020
The OECD's Programme of International Student Assessment known as PISA, including the Gender Report published in 2015, is a well-received project and its findings keep being transferred into educational policy development. Its quantitative methodology and the sheer volume of data gathered from around 5,100,000 students from 65 countries seem to…
Descriptors: Criticism, Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
Jaouani, Abdelaziz; Nikolovska, Margareta; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Nielsen, Susanne – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Azerbaijan's human capital development issues and Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Davis, Edward Rock; Wilson, Rachel; Dalton, Bronwen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Cross-national attraction is the first stage in international policy borrowing and analysis of its indicators provides insight into shifts in educational policies. We analyse cross-national attraction within the media discourse on the OECD's PISA in four countries: Australia, Finland, Japan and South Korea. Using the largest circulation English…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Alarcón, Cristina – European Education, 2020
This paper investigated a policy-making debate in Chile, by examining the construction of the Netherlands as a new "reference society". It focused on a reform agenda that aimed at a transformation of the neo-liberal school governance model. Based on the analysis of government documents, parliamentary debates, and media materials, the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, David – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Much attention has been given to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and its effects in different education systems, including the United States. This paper begins to address a major gap in this literature by focusing on the costs of participation in PISA. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Feniger, Yariv – Critical Studies in Education, 2020
This study examines the influence of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 results on mathematics education policy in Israel. Analyzing various documents, the study shows how these results transformed policymakers' discourse regarding mathematics education. In order to achieve improvement in Israel's ranking, the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests
Boeskens, Luka; Nusche, Deborah; Yurita, Makito – OECD Publishing, 2020
While teachers' initial education is key to ensuring that new teachers are prepared for their work, it is only one piece in the continuum of teachers' professional growth. Continuing professional learning is vital for teachers to broaden and deepen their knowledge, keep up with new research, tools and practices and respond to their students'…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices, Policy Formation
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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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Waluyo, Budi – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
If there are areas that have received significant impacts of ICTs, education is one of them as ICTs have stimulated major differences in the teaching approaches and the ways students learn (Yuen, Law, & Wong, 2003); however, World Bank unexpectedly excludes ICT from the key focus areas in their ESS 2020, a guideline that may be adopted by…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Strategies, International Organizations, Developing Nations
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Cantley, Ian – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Mathematics achievement in different education systems around the world is assessed periodically in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA is deemed to yield robust international comparisons of mathematical attainment that enable individual countries and regions to monitor the performance of their education systems…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Ninomiya, Shuichi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
PISA presents a new image for academic achievement, which has prompted Japanese education reforms over the past decade to innovate teaching and learning for 'PISA-style literacy'. Supported by theoretical foundations, particularly with regard to the concept of 'PISA literacy' and 'authentic assessment', these reforms have accomplished progress in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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