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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 1-4 Open Access
  3. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 5-21 Open Access
  4. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 23-37 Open Access
  5. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 39-72 Open Access
  6. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 73-88 Open Access
  7. Oliver Stacey, Giulia De Lazzari, Hilary Grayson, Hazel Griffin, Emily Jones, Amanda Taylor et al.
    Pages 89-92 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 93-100

About this book

Introduction

Globalization is a powerful force with far reaching impacts on education and education policy. The growth of large scale international surveys of student achievement and the increasing role played by intergovernmental agencies in education means that the influence that globalization exerts on education is likely to increase even further in the future.

This open access book provides a significant and timely investigation into the impacts that globalization has exerted on science curricula in a diverse range of countries using extensive data sets collected by the IEA between 1995 and 2015. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, this book considers the extent to which there have been changes to the intended and implemented science curricula in different countries over the last 20 years. Consideration is then given as to whether science curricula are becoming increasingly similar across countries over time. Finally the issue of whether the basis of an international core curriculum can be identified is addressed. 

Readers will gain a unique insight into the extent to which globalization and large scale international assessments have influenced science curricula in the last 20 years within both the primary and secondary phases.

Keywords

Globalization Science education Science curricula Large scale international assessments Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey TIMSS Policy borrowing Curriculum reform Open access IEA Research for Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Stacey
    • 1
  • Giulia De Lazzari
    • 2
  • Hilary Grayson
    • 3
  • Hazel Griffin
    • 4
  • Emily Jones
    • 5
  • Amanda Taylor
    • 6
  • David Thomas
    • 7
  1. 1.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.National Foundation for Educational ResearchSloughUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71532-2
  • Copyright Information International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 2018
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71531-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71532-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1631
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-164X
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