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ERF Working Papers

Education Research and Foresight
The Education Research and Foresight [ERF] Working Papers propose critical policy analyses and think pieces on global education. The papers provide conceptual clarifications and insights into education, learning and knowledge in an increasingly complex world characterized by a blurring of boundaries between global and local and between public and private. The series is designed for education policy analysts, researchers, advocates and practitioners. Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

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IS IT WORTH IT? Rationales for (non)participation in international large-scale learning assessments  

Camilla Addey, Teachers College, Columbia University
Sam Sellar, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

The growing influence of global education policies is well established by globalization studies. These papers engage with the negotiation and construction of these global discourses, as well as with the dynamics through which they shape (and are shaped) by local realities.

 

 

These papers engage with recent debates on the increasingly central role of non-state actors in education provision and governance. They explore what is behind such trends, as well as their consequences, in particular on our understanding of education as a public good.

 

 

In a context of rapid societal and technological change, there is a need to rethink the purpose of education and the organization of learning. These papers explore the implications of this changing landscape, both for teaching and learning practices, as well as for the aims of education.

 

 

Over the past decade, large-scale learning assessments have become a central focus of education policy debates around the world. These papers examine a range of issues related to the evolving nature of assessment practices, and examines their potential longer-term implications.s around the world. These papers examine a range of issues related to the evolving nature of assessment practices, and examines their potential longer-term implications.

 

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