IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


PISA for Schools: new spaces of the OECD's global educational governance

25 April 2016, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

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Room 728, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

This presentation will critically examine the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD's new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)-based Test for Schools ("PISA for Schools").

PISA for Schools is part of the expanding education work of the OECD, building upon main PISA to enable school-to-schooling system comparisons. We examine the development of PISA for Schools, the nature of the instrument, and some initial effects of its introduction.

Our theoretical framework focuses on new structural implications associated with globalization. We draw upon 33 interviews with personnel at the OECD and at relevant edu-businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and philanthropic foundations. Pertinent documents and web-based media are also analyzed.

This event is open to everyone and is free. Booking is helpful and should be done via llakesevents@ioe.ac.uk