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Education Policy, Cross-national Tests of Pupil Achievement, and the Pursuit of World-class Schooling

A Critical Analysis

April 2016
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    8th April 2016
  • ISBN 9781782771555
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.25"

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 analyzes and critiques how this approach operates.

Paul Morris

Paul Morris is Professor of Comparative Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.