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Jerrim, John; Choi, Álvaro – Journal of Education Policy, 2014
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in Mathematics and Science Study are two highly respected studies of school pupils' academic achievement. English policy-makers have been disappointed with school children's performance on these tests, particularly in comparison to the strong results of young people from East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Coffield, Frank – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
In the last four years McKinsey and Company have produced two highly influential reports on how to improve school systems. The first McKinsey report "How the world's best-performing school systems come out on top" has since its publication in 2007 been used to justify change in educational policy and practice in England and many other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Public Education