The Global Education Race (häftad)
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Brush Education Inc
Berliner, David C (foreword)/Sahlberg, Pasi (foreword)/Berliner, David C (foreword)/Sahlberg, Pasi (foreword)
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190 x 139 x 8 mm
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The Global Education Race (häftad)

The Global Education Race

Taking the Measure of Pisa and International Testing

Häftad Engelska, 2017-08-10
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A global education race now pits countries, regions, and school systems against one another. The racecourse has been created by a small number of influential international testing programs, and the popular media announces winners and losers. Fear of falling behind haunts policy-makers and shapes educational priorities around the world. But are we running in the right direction? We all have a stake in education, and as informed citizens we need to understand the increasingly influential and controversial phenomenon of international testing and what it means for students and the future of our schools. The Global Education Race provides educators, parents, and policy-makers with a lively and accessible introduction to the most influential international testing program: PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, operated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The authors draw on the latest research on assessment and education policy to provide a clear account of how the test works and to investigate PISA's influence on educational goals and practice in schools around the world. The book aims to provoke informed debate about the role of testing, data, and comparison in educational change. Includes a foreword by David C. Berliner and Pasi Sahlberg.
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This book seeks to broaden professional and public understandings of what PISA is, what it does, what it cannot do, how it is often used, and how it ought to be used for productive policy purposes. This book is exemplary in fulfilling this task and demands to be read. - Professor Bob Lingard, School of Education, The University of Queensland Their book has a number of strong virtues. It is short, balanced, eminently readable, and, unlike some other academic critiques of PISA, the authors know what they are talking about. They are also not afraid to set out some clear policy proposals. - Education International What sets Sellar, Thompson and Rutkowski's book apart from other literature is its ability to engage with complexity in an accessible way; to explain clearly without simplifying; and to avoid binaries and polarising divides while acknowledging differing perspectives. - the edu flaneuse This book makes an important contribution to a limited literature aiming to make educational assessment accessible to a readership beyond education professionals. - British Journal of Educational Studies The book is comprehensive in its understanding and offers a real insight into the worth and workings of PISA. - PPTA News A useful read for academics, this book engages a broader audience and is primarily geared toward parents and educators. It equips readers with talking points to enable them to engage confidently in conversations about international testing. - ATA Magazine For everyone else [with limited knowledge of PISA] working in schools, education policy or research--and especially if your knowledge of PISA is limited to the stories you read in the mainstream press--then this is a must-read--and a quick, accessible one. - Schools Week This eminently readable book certainly lives up to the authors' claims that it represents an accessible introduction to PISA, and is largely successful in its aim of raising readers' awareness of the benefits and limitations of the test. - International School magazine The Global Education Race is a concise, yet thoughtful, pragmatic and well-referenced look at the role of large-scale international student testing. - Canadian Journal of Education The Global Education Race acts as an informative guidebook that not only provides the essential context for understanding what PISA is, but also equips individuals with the necessary tools to question often-exaggerated media claims. - Education Review The Global Education Race is a book every educator should read. In a time when education funding and support is so hotly debated, the book helps build the capacity for the wider public to engage in one of the most popular data sets used when developing policy. - Read Write Respond The Global Education Race provides an indispensable road map to the world's most pervasive testing program. The authors show with a wealth of evidence that it is high time that we make the transition from the cul-de-sac of big data to the far more inspiring galaxy of big ideas. - Professor Dennis Shirley, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

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Sam Sellar, PhD, is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and a member of the Board of Directors for the Laboratory of International Assessment Studies. Sam has studied school systems in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom to explore how educational data shape policy and practice in schools. Greg Thompson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Education Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research focuses on educational theory, education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a particular emphasis on large-scale testing. David Rutkowski, PhD, is Professor of Educational Measurement at the Center for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo, Norway. His research is focused in the area of educational policy and international large-scale assessment. David C. Berliner, PhD, is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). Pasi Sahlberg, PhD, is the author of the bestseller Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Teachers College Press, 2015) and numerous professional articles and book chapters. He is former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in Cambridge.