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Strong performers and successful reformers in education
lessons from PISA for the United States
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Published 2011 by OECD in Paris .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
A changing yardstick for educational success
Framework for analysis
What is PISA and what can we learn from it?
How can PISA be used to help improve educational systems?
Reserach methods employed for the country chapters
Chapter 2. Viewing Education in the United States through the Prism of PISA
Learning outcomes
Equity in the distribution of learning opportunities
The learning environment in the classroom and at school
How schooling is organised
Assessment and accountability arrangements
Assessment policies and practices
Chapter 3. Ontario, Canada : Reform to Support High Achievement in a Diverse Context
The Canadian education system
Canadian success in education
Canadian success in educating immigrant children
The Ontario experience
Lessons from Ontario
Where is Canada on the education continuum?
Final observations
Chapter 4. Shanghai and Hong Kong: Two Distinct Examples of Education Reform in China
China's education system: The cultural context
China's education system: The historical context
Teachers and teaching
Continuous curriculum reform
Shanghai : A leader in reform
Hong Kong's education system : One country, two systems
Achievements and challenges in Hong Kong's education system
Lessons from Shanghai and Hong Kong
Final observations
Chapter 5. Finland : Slow and Steady Reform for Consistently High Results
History of the Finnish education system
Finnish success in education
Future challenges for Finnish education
Lessons from Finland
Final observations
Chapter 6. Japan : A Story of Sustained Excellence
The Japanese education system : Historical and social context
The key features of Japan's education system today
How Japan's education system is changing to meet today's challenges
Lessons from Japan
Where is Japan on the educational continuum?
Chapter 7. Singapore : Rapid Improvement Followed by Strong Performance
Singapore's education system : The path to becoming a learning nation
Sinapore's success in education
Future challenges for Singapore's education system
Lessons from Singapore
Where is Singapore on the educational continuum?
Chapter 8. Brazil : Encouraging Lessons from a Large Federal System
Brazil's education system : A brief history
Reform takes shape
Industry perspectives on education in Brazil
Case studies of state education reform
State of Acre
State of Ceara
State of Sao Paulo
Lessons from Brazil
Where is Brazil on the educational continuum?
Final observations
Chapter 9. Germany : Once Weak International Standing Prompts Strong Nationwide Reforms for Rapid Improvement
A historical perspective
The German education reforms
Understanding the impact of the German education reforms
Lessons from Germany
Where is Germany on the education continuum?
Chapter 10. vignettes on Education Reforms : England and Poland
England : Tackling teacher shortages
Poland : Secondary education reform
Chapter 11. Lessons for the United States
Learning from high-performing education systems
America's assets.

Edition Notes

"This work is published on the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD"--T.p. verso.

"Corrigenda to OECD publications may be found online at:"--T.p. verso.

"Programme for International Student Assessment"--Cover.

"The report was prepared under the responsibility of the Indicators and Analysis Division of the OECD Directorate for Education"--Foreword.

This volume is the result of a collaborative effort between the OECD, the National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, government officials of the case study countries discussed, as well as international experts.

OECD code: 98 2011 01 1 P.

Includes bibliographical references.

Full text also available online to subscribers.

Programme for International Student Assessment
Other Titles
Lessons from PISA for the United States


Library of Congress
LB2822.82 .S8419 2011

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256 p. :
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9264096655, 9264096663
9789264096653, 9789264096660
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