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18:00 - 19:00 3 December 2015

Education policy, cross national tests of pupil achievement and the pursuit of 'world class' schooling


Jeffery Hall | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Educational reforms are increasingly presented as a technocratic exercise designed to emulate the features of educational systems that have performed well on cross national tests of pupil achievement, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). That process has been facilitated by the emergence of a form of comparative education which identifies and promotes transferrable policies. This lecture analyses and critiques how this approach operates.

There will be a wine reception after the lecture.


Michael Walker