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Creative Problem Solving – Students’ Skills In Tackling Real-Life Problems – PISA 2012

In modern societies, all of life isproblem solving. Changes in society, the environment, and in technology mean that the content of applicable knowledge evolves rapidly. Adapting, learning, daring to try out new things and always being ready to learn from … Continue reading

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Reforming education: The great schools revolution

Read Read also: How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better Education remains the trickiest part of attempts to reform the public sector. But as ever more countries embark on it, some vital lessons are beginning to be … Continue reading

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education – Lessons from PISA

What does the “top” look like internationally? How have the countries at the top managed to achieve sustained high performance or to significantly improve their performance? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the world’s most extensive and … Continue reading

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PISA: It’s Poverty

PISA: It’s Poverty   The comparison of PISA scores by poverty clearly identifies our strengths and challenges as a nation. Our schools with less than 50% poverty) are some of the best in the world. Our extremely high-poverty schools, with … Continue reading

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The Real Lessons of PISA

The Real Lessons of PISA   These two systems are diametrically opposed in one sense: Shanghai relies heavily on testing to meet its goals; Finland emphasizes child-centered methods. Yet they have these important things in common: Neither of them does … Continue reading

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How Do Successful School Systems Treat Teachers?

How Do Successful School Systems Treat Teachers?   And our national conversation about improving the quality of teaching focuses primarily on “getting rid of bad teachers.” Instead of doing what’s necessary to develop and keep good teachers, like improving teacher … Continue reading

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U.S. Teens Lag as China Soars on International Test

Fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. ranked 25th among peers from 34 countries on a math test and scored in the middle in science and reading, while China’s Shanghai topped the charts, raising concern that the U.S. isn’t prepared to succeed in … Continue reading

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A failure of imagination

A failure of imagination   It’s a failure of imagination. No one has been able to come up with a decent idea to deal with the problem. And it’s also an indication of why the U.S. is behind in Science … Continue reading

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Educación: Una cuestión de equidad

La prueba PISA, medición de la calidad de la educación que realiza el llamado “club de los países desarrollados” reunido en la OECD, trajo buenas noticias: el nivel de lectura de los niños chilenos ha mejorado progresivamente. Sin embargo, también … Continue reading

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PISA 2009 Results – Full Report

PISA 2009 Results presents the findings from the most recent PISA survey, which focused on reading and also assessed mathematics and science performance. The report comprises six volumes: Vol I – What Students Know and Can Do: Student Performance in … Continue reading

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