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PISA for Development: Expanding the Global Education Community Esperanto or Developing a Dialect?

By Camilla Addey, Humboldt University in Berlin[1] In the 1990s, the International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA) phenomenon suddenly exploded and over the following two decades, it saw an impressive increase in the number of countries taking part and the ILSA programmes … Continue reading

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Can the Measurement of Learning Outcomes Lead to Quality Education for All?

By Pablo Zoido (former OECD), Michael Ward, Kelly Makowiecki, Lauren Miller, Catalina Covacevich (OECD) This is one of the complex questions that kicked off last month’s, NORRAG-Brookings event, “Learning From Learning Assessments: The Politics and Policies of Attaining Quality Education”, … Continue reading

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How Shanghai Does It

By Xiaoyan Liang, World Bank. The World Bank’s recent publication “How Shanghai Does It: Insights and Lessons from the Highest-Ranking Education System in the World” has created much media buzz. The book launch was also accompanied with a three-day Global … Continue reading

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The Politics of Indicator Development in the Education 2030 Framework for Action

By Tore Bernt Sørensen, University of Bristol. As the process of defining the Education 2030 Framework for Action becomes nearer to completion, this post takes a critical look at one prominent submission to the post-2015 education debate: the OECD Universal … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Obscure: Facing the “Measurement” Challenge of the Education Post-2015 Targets

By Dierdre Williams, Open Society Foundations. As the process of developing indicators for the Post-2015 education targets unfolds, some of the targets are at risk of being dropped on account of being ‘un-measurable.’ However, excluding more holistic but harder to … Continue reading

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Development Inc. and the Ghost in the Machine: the Idea of Global Governance

By Euan Auld, Institute of Education, London. Though global governance in education is often attributed to any of a number of world powers or international organisations, in most cases a common idea has in some way infused the array of … Continue reading

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Without Theory, there are only Opinions

By Roger Dale, University of Bristol. The phrase ‘without data you’re just another person with an opinion’ which has been frequently uttered by Andreas Schleicher as a defence of the PISA surveys, is – I argue – not only indefensibly … Continue reading

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