Education policy, cross-national tests of pupil achievement, and the pursuit of world-class schooling
A critical analysis
- Paperback / softback, 38 pages, 210 mm x 148 mm
- 2 Mar 2016
- UCL IOE Press
Educational reforms are increasingly presented as a technocratic exercise designed to emulate the features of educational systems that have performed well on cross-national tests of pupil achievement, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). That process has been facilitated by the emergence of a form of comparative education that identifies and promotes transferable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.
Paul Morris is Professor of Comparative Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.