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1st Edition

The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance

Edited By

Louis Volante

ISBN 9781138217416
Published September 22, 2017 by Routledge
258 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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?

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