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Gorur, Radhika – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011
The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is increasingly depended upon by education policy makers to provide reliable measures of their country's education system against international benchmarks. PISA attempts to provide efficient, scientific and technical means to develop educational policies which achieve optimal…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Larsson, Joakim; Löfdahl, Annica; Pérez Prieto, Hector – Education Inquiry, 2010
As Sweden drew nearer to the 2006 national election, two themes emerged in the educational debate: a concern for order and discipline in schools, and the ambition to raise educational levels of achievement. The objective of this article is to locate these two themes within a broader framework of understanding by: 1) discussing examples of how the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Zuckerman, Galina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
What kind of developmental potential is present in elementary schoolchildren but hindered by the traditional type of education? Half a century ago Daniel El'konin and Vasili Davydov, the leaders of Russian Vygotskian educational psychology started answering this question. They suggested that reflection is a basic human ability and it can be…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Metacognition, Foreign Countries