1st Edition

The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance

Edited By Louis Volante Copyright 2018
    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international achievement measure that assesses 15-year-old student performance in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science literacy in over 70 countries and economies triennially. By presenting an in-depth examination of PISA’s role in education governance and policy discourses, this book provides the reader with a critical analysis of the educational change process within our increasingly global educational policy environment. Exploring the prominent socio-political drivers of large-scale educational reform across the globe, chapter authors examine PISA’s national and global implications from a diverse range of regional contexts. Through the presentation of cross-disciplinary viewpoints and topical issues related to the PISA international survey, this volume explains the degree to which PISA-focused research is linked to national educational policy discourses and international education agendas.

    Part I: Introduction

    Chapter 1: PISA, Policy, and Global Educational Governance

    (Louis Volante and Xavier Fazio)

    Part II: Conceptual and Methodological Issues

    Chapter 2: Problematizing the Expansion of PISA’s Explanatory Power

    (Clara Morgan)

    Chapter 3: The Dialectical Impact of PISA on International Educational Discourse and National Education Reform

    (Alexander W. Wiseman and Budi Waluyo)

    Chapter 4: Measurement and Evaluation Issues with PISA

    (Harvey Goldstein)

    Part III: Topical Issues within National and Transnational Contexts

    Chapter 5: Shanghai-China and the Emergence of a Global Reference Society

    (Charlene Tan and Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr.)

    Chapter 6: Regional Ethnic Diversity, School Ethnic Diversity, and PISA Performance across Europe (Sjaak Braster and Jaap Dronkers)

    Chapter 7: Socioeconomic Segregation in Secondary Schools: Evidence from Across the UK

    (John Jerrim, Nikki Shure, Rodrigo Torres, & Gabriel Gutiérrez)

    Chapter 8: Policy Implications of PISA in Germany: The Case of Teacher Education

    (Christine Sälzer and Manfred Prenzel)

    Chapter 9: The Role of PISA in Regional and Private/Public Debates in Italy

    (Daniele Checchi and Stefano Verzillo)

    Chapter 10: PISA, Policy, and Strategic Planning in Federal Switzerland

    (Jeanine Füeg, Vera Husfeldt, and Claudia Zahner Rossier)

    Chapter 11: The Use and Misuse of PISA Results in Poland

    (Maciej Jakubowski)

    Chapter 12: Using PISA to Monitor Trends and Evaluate Reforms in Australia

    (Geoff N. Masters)

    Chapter 13: A Vernacular Response: The Impact of PISA and the OECD on New Zealand Education (Martin Thrupp)

    Chapter 14: Disconnected Expectations?


    Louis Volante is Professor of Education at Brock University, Canada.