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Loch, Ulrike – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The results of PISA studies over recent years have revealed the social selectivity of the scholastic education system. Based on my empirical research on families with mentally ill parents, I show how, for the children involved, social exclusion begins before they even start school. I also show how parents' mental illness is seen to affect…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Relationship, Family Needs, Achievement Tests
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O'Doherty, Teresa – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
This paper explores the impact of significant OECD documents on the development of Irish education policy, specifically teacher education policy, over the last half century. While other commentators have argued that Irish education has been predominantly influenced by policy developments in the UK, US or Europe, this paper identifies the OECD as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Radó, Péter – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
The paper aims to contribute to the assessment of the contextual relevance of various educational policies through an analysis of three aspects of the performance profiles of European countries: participation, the quality of learning outcomes and the equity of learning outcomes. Comparative analysis of international student achievement assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Participation, Educational Quality
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Šori, Iztok; Šušteric, Nika; Gaber, Slavko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
Achievement gaps between immigrant and native students indicate failure to assure educational equity in the majority of countries assessed by the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2009 (PISA, 2009). The present article explains disparate achievement results in Europe, first testing the hypothesis of old and new democracies. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Migrant Children, Academic Achievement
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Pavlovic Babic, Dragica; Baucal, Aleksandar – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
The PISA 2009 results in Serbia show a big improvement in reading literacy compared to 2006 -- the average score is 41 points higher, which is equal to the effect of a whole year of schooling in OECD countries and represents the second highest improvement ever recorded in a PISA study. In the present paper, we discuss potential reasons for such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains
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Milic, Saša – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
Montenegro, a country that has been in transition for the last two decades, is trying intensively to restructure its socioeconomic system and reform the main social systems, such as the education system, health care, the judicial system, the social welfare system, etc. Numerous strategic documents have been adopted in the past decade emphasising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Functional Literacy, Educational Quality
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Harizaj, Alfons – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
The paper presents a view of the results and progress of Albania in the Programme for International Students' Assessments 2009 (PISA 2009). The overall goal and objectives of PISA are to offer support and expertise in the field of the evaluation of educational development factors in Albania. One of the methods successfully used for monitoring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Participation, International Assessment
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Sahlberg, Pasi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
The present article discusses the role and impact of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Finland. PISA has created a new geography of education policies and reforms by shifting global interest away from Anglo-Saxon education systems to Asian countries, as well as to Finland and Canada in the West. The article describes how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Educational Change, Annual Reports