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The PISA Effect on Global Educational Governance

1st Edition

Edited by Louis Volante


244 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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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? Labor Market Skill Content and Self-Expected Occupations of PISA 2015 Test Takers (Javier Luque)

Part IV: Conclusion

Chapter 15: PISA and the Future of Global Educational Governance

(Sylke Viola Schnepf and Louis Volante)

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

The Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges and facilitate on-going academic debate within the influential and growing field of Education Policy and Politics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement