In recent years findings from cross-national surveys like PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS have become ever more prominent in the public debate on the quality of national education systems. The question is: what do these surveys tell us about the quality of education in the Netherlands, Flanders and the rest of the world? This is the main question to be addressed in the contributions that follow. Each contribution addresses different aspects of the basic question, but a recurring theme is the difference in dealing with research findings in the political and general public arena versus the discussion among scholars and researchers.
|Translated title of the contribution||The usefulness of cross-national surveys on student achievement|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|