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Alexander W. WisemanLehigh Universityaww207@lehigh.eduPISA ConferenceSUNY-AlbanyDecember 2, 2011                       1
       “Key features driving the development of                      PISA have been: its policy orientation, with        ...
        Level of shock defined by “the industrialized                       worlds educational status quo.”              ...
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        “The country that prided itself on its                       education system, on its contributions to           ...
            EXCELLENCE                      1.           Average literacy levels mediocre compared to other              ...
___Suzuki, K. (2011). PISA Survey and Education Reform in Japan: Construction of an Evidence-Based Improvement Cycle. Pape...
___Sielatycki, M. (2011). Poland: Successes and Challenged Educational Reforms. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Sem...
___Hamano, T. (2011). The Globalization of Student Assessments and Its Impact on Educational Policy. Proceedings, 13, 1-11...
Attraction                                                                                                                ...
Convergence                                                                                                            Iso...
Legitimacy-                                                                                           What works          ...
Teacher            Quality            PISA                      Account-Education                       ability & Equity  ...
___Sahlberg, P. (2011). The Finnish Advantage: Good Teachers. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Perfo...
___Keat, H. S. (2011). Singapore Education Reform Journey. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performe...
___Sahlberg, P. (2011). The Finnish Advantage: Good Teachers. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Perfo...
___Tola, B. (2011). Indonesia Reading Proficiency and Influencing Factors. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar ...
___Suzuki, K. (2011). PISA Survey and Education Reform in Japan: Construction of an Evidence-Based Improvement Cycle. Pape...
   Soft power of international achievement studies   Policy isomorphism more likely than    convergence/divergence   PI...
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Policy Responses to PISA in Comparative Perspective

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Policy Responses to PISA in Comparative Perspective

  1. 1. Alexander W. WisemanLehigh Universityaww207@lehigh.eduPISA ConferenceSUNY-AlbanyDecember 2, 2011 1
  2. 2.  “Key features driving the development of PISA have been: its policy orientation, with design and reporting methods determined by the need of governments to draw policy lessons…” OECD, 2004, p.12___Martens, K. (2007). How to Become an Influential Actor: The Comparative Turn in OECD Education Policy. In K. Martens, A. Rusconi& K. Leuze (Eds.), New Arenas of Education Governance: The Impact of International Organizations and Markets on Educational Policy Making (pp. 40-56). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.OECD. (2004). Problem Solving for Tomorrows World: First Measures of Cross-Curricular Competencies from PISA 2003. Paris: Author. 2
  3. 3.  Level of shock defined by “the industrialized worlds educational status quo.”  Role of the media & “normative structures” Germany Japan USA?___Koretz, D. (2009). How Do American Students Measure Up? Making Sense of International Comparisons. The Future of Children, 19(1), 37-51.Martens, K., &Leibfried, S. (2008). How Educational Policy Went International: A Lesson in Politics Beyond the Nation-State [Electronic Version]. The German Times Online, January. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 3Stack, M. (2007). Representing School Success and Failure: Media Coverage of International Tests. Policy Futures in Education, 5(1), 100-110.
  4. 4. ___ 4Martens, K., &Niemann, D. (2010). Governance by Comparison: How Ratings & Rankings Impact National Policy-Making in Education (Transtate Working Papers, 139). Bremen: Sfb 597, StaatlichkeitimWandel.
  5. 5. ___ 5Martens, K., &Niemann, D. (2010). Governance by Comparison: How Ratings & Rankings Impact National Policy-Making in Education (Transtate Working Papers, 139). Bremen: Sfb 597, StaatlichkeitimWandel.
  6. 6.  “The country that prided itself on its education system, on its contributions to Western science and philosophy – that had produced Einstein, Goethe and Marx – ranked at the lower end of the comparative spectrum…Germans had always tacitly assumed that they led the world in education…” Martens &Leibfried, 2008, p.2___ 6Martens, K., &Leibfried, S. (2008). How Educational Policy Went International: A Lesson in Politics Beyond the Nation-State [Electronic Version]. The German Times Online, January. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  7. 7.  EXCELLENCE 1. Average literacy levels mediocre compared to other countries 2. High proportion of students lack basic competencies in core subjects  EQUITY 3. Large differences between lowest and highest performers 4. Large differences between racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups.___Ertl, H. (2006). Educational Standards and the Changing Discourse on Education: The Reception and Consequences of the PISA Study in Germany. Oxford Review of Education, 32(5), 619-634. 7Waldow, F. (2009). What PISA Did and Did Not Do: Germany after the PISA-Shock. European Educational Research Journal, 8(3), 476-483.
  8. 8. ___Suzuki, K. (2011). PISA Survey and Education Reform in Japan: Construction of an Evidence-Based Improvement Cycle. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". 8 Retrieved 30 November 2011, from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/41/48358140.ppt.
  9. 9. ___Sielatycki, M. (2011). Poland: Successes and Challenged Educational Reforms. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". Retrieved 30 November 2011, from 9 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/39/48357781.ppt.
  10. 10. ___Hamano, T. (2011). The Globalization of Student Assessments and Its Impact on Educational Policy. Proceedings, 13, 1-11. 10
  11. 11. Attraction SOFT POWER • Values • Culture • Policies • Institutions Persuasion___ 11Bieber, T., & Martens, K. (2011). The OECD PISA Study as a Soft Power in Education? Lessons from Switzerland and the Us. European Journal of Education, 46(1), 101-116.
  12. 12. Convergence Isomorphism___DiMaggio, P., & Powell, W. W. (1983). The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields. American Sociological Review, 48(April), 147-160.Holzinger, K., &Knill, C. (2005). Causes and Conditions of Cross-National Policy Convergence. Journal of European Public Policy, 12(October), 775-796.Wiseman, A. W., Pilton, J., & Lowe, J. C. (2010). International Educational Governance Models and National Policy Convergence. In S. K. Amos (Ed.), International Educational Governance (Vol. 12, pp. 3-19). Bingley, UK: Emerald 12 Publishing.
  13. 13. Legitimacy- What works seeking Standardized Quantitative___Anderson, J. O., Chiu, M.-H., & Yore, L. D. (2010). First Cycle of PISA (2000-2006)--International Perspectives on Successes and Challenges: Research and Policy Direction. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 8, 373-388.LeTendre, G. K., Baker, D. P., Akiba, M., & Wiseman, A. W. (2001). The Policy Trap: National Educational Policy and the Third International Math and Science Study. International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice, 2(1), 45-64.Wiseman, A. W. (2010). The Uses of Evidence for Educational Policymaking: Global Contexts and International Trends. In A. Luke, G. J. Kelly & J. Green (Eds.), Review of Research in Education (Vol. 34, pp. 1-24). Washington, DC: 13 American Educational Research Association.
  14. 14. Teacher Quality PISA Account-Education ability & Equity Standards 14
  15. 15. ___Sahlberg, P. (2011). The Finnish Advantage: Good Teachers. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". Retrieved 30 November 2011, from 15 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/33/43/48358184.ppt.
  16. 16. ___Keat, H. S. (2011). Singapore Education Reform Journey. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". Retrieved 30 November 2011, from 16 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/37/48357652.ppt.
  17. 17. ___Sahlberg, P. (2011). The Finnish Advantage: Good Teachers. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". Retrieved 30 November 2011, from 17 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/33/43/48358184.ppt.
  18. 18. ___Tola, B. (2011). Indonesia Reading Proficiency and Influencing Factors. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". Retrieved 30 November 2011, from 18 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/33/49/48360434.ppt.
  19. 19. ___Suzuki, K. (2011). PISA Survey and Education Reform in Japan: Construction of an Evidence-Based Improvement Cycle. Paper presented at the 14th OECD Japan Seminar "Strong Performers, Successful Reformers in Education". 19 Retrieved 30 November 2011, from http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/41/48358140.ppt.
  20. 20.  Soft power of international achievement studies Policy isomorphism more likely than convergence/divergence PISA as an “evidence-base” for national education policy agendas & development Policy response trends: teacher quality, accountability & standards, educational equity 20

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