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    Borrowing Finnish PISA success? Critical reflections from the perspective of the lender

    Salokangas, Maija and Kauko, Jaakko (2015) Borrowing Finnish PISA success? Critical reflections from the perspective of the lender. Educacao e Pesquisa, 41. pp. 1353-1364. ISSN 1517-9702

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    Since the introduction of PISA, the OECD has become an increasingly powerful player in education governance and policy within its member countries, as well as elsewhere. It has also become evident that education systems scoring well in the exam have become sources for policy and practice borrowing for other countries. For example, Finnish teenagers’ consistent success in the PISA exam has kept the Finnish education system in the limelight of international attention for a number of years. This essay provides critical observations regarding politicisation of PISA results from a Finnish perspective. Using Finnish teacher education, as well as quality assurance and evaluation as examples, we argue that Finnish education system has developed within a particular place and time, through political processes that are not replicable in different political contexts.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: PISA; Finland; Policy borrowing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 12829
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    Depositing User: Maija Salokangas
    Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 10:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Educacao e Pesquisa
    Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Educação
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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