How does PISA shape education policy making? Why how we measure learning determines what counts in education

By Simon Breakspear
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The author, CEO of LearnLabs, outlines PISA’s inception, design and growth; identifies emerging tensions about its purpose and use; and explores key implications for system leaders in policy making. 
 
He argues that if the educational narrative is dominated by the performance of 15-year-olds in PISA, other important educational goals such as social and emotional development, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, civics, health and wellbeing, as well as the progression to further work and employment, will be held at the margins of the debate.
 
Looking to the future he suggests the OECD might educate policy makers on the limits of indicators, and conduct research that delves into country context and culture in order to understand differential system performance.
SKU: SS240
ISBN: 
978-1-921823-62-6
ISSN: 
1838-8558
Date Published: 
2014-11-05 00:00:00