International Comparisons

(with Sandra Leaton-Gray and Euan Auld)
  • David Scott
Part of the Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices book series (ENSIP)


Education systems and their curriculum arrangements round the world are in a constant state of reform and change. The catalyst for reform emanates from multiple sources, such as governments seeking to demonstrate different priorities in education to the opposition parties on the one hand, or agree to a range of constituents’ demands on the other. Reforms may reflect the growing importance of global education policies, where national education systems seek to align their programmes to improve their rankings on international comparative assessments such as the OECD’s PISA programme. National concerns reflecting local economic and cultural priorities may also be influential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Scott
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  1. 1.Curriculum, Pedagogy & AssessmentUniversity College London Institute of EducationLondonUK

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