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Title PISA, power, and policy : the emergence of global educational governance / edited by Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Aaron Benavot
Published Oxford : Symposium books, 2013
Oxford : Symposium Books, 2013


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 MELB  370.116 Mey/Ppa  AVAILABLE
 MELB  370.116 Mey/Ppa  AVAILABLE
Description 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Oxford studies in comparative education
Oxford studies in comparative education ; v. 23 (1)
Summary The goal of this book is to problematize this development and PISA as an institution-building force in global education. It scrutinizes the role of PISA in the emerging regime of global educational governance and questions the presumption that the quality of a nation's school system can be evaluated through a standardized assessment that is insensitive to the world's vast cultural and institutional diversity. The book raises the question of whether PISA's dominance in the global educational discourse runs the risk of engendering an unprecedented process of worldwide educational standardization for the sake of hitching schools more tightly to the bandwagon of economic efficiency, while sacrificing their role to prepare students for independent thinking and civic participation
Notes "This publication is also available on a subscription basis as Volume 23 Number 1 of Oxford studies in comparative education (ISSN 09610-2149)"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Programme for International Student Assessment.
Education and globalization -- Europe.
International education.
Author Benavot, Aaron.
Meyer, Heinz-Dieter.
ISBN 1873927967
Other Titles Programme for International Student Assessment, power, and policy