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Andreas Schleicher, developer of the paradigm-shifting Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), explains that the size of a nation’s education budget matters less than the way in which a country invests it. PISA’s analysis of 74 school systems reveals that any state, rich or poor, can enhance its education system. getAbstract believes this enlightening lecture will enrich educators’ and policy makers’ views on pedagogy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluates international education systems,
  • How countries can employ the results to improve their schooling and
  • What practices high-performing education systems share.

About the Speaker

Andreas Schleicher heads the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment.



Ranking nations’ education systems according to the proportion of their citizens with graduate degrees doesn’t provide a suitable assessment of pedagogical performance. Widespread joblessness among graduates and large knowledge gaps within workforces indicate that a degree doesn’t necessarily equate...

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