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Sui Chu Ho, Esther – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This paper examines to what extent and how the data and results of PISA have been used for various education stakeholders and to what extent PISA affect educational policy and practices in Hong Kong. From the point of view of the government, PISA has played an important role in supporting and legitimising government educational reform since 2000.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
High student achievement across East Asia is often explained as an outcome of highly competitive, stress-inducing college entrance exams across the region. This 'exam hell' drives students to study longer and harder than their peers worldwide, a race that leads--unsurprisingly--to higher marks in international comparisons such as the Programme for…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Competition
DeAngelis, Corey A. – Cato Institute, 2018
The potential benefits of increased access to private school choice programs in the United States remain a hot topic in educational policy. According to economic theory, private schooling should improve student achievement by increasing competitive pressures on educators to provide high-quality educational experiences. In addition, since children…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Benefits, Access to Education, School Choice
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Kelly, Peter; Kotthoff, Hans-Georg – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
To consider how processes of education governance linking the work of international organisations and national and regional policy-making in two contrasting policy environments affect policy enactment in schools, differences in mathematics teaching between English and German secondary schools were analysed using Bernstein's account of pedagogic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Comparative Education, Educational Policy