The Foundation Problems for Educational Research Arising from the Pisa Studies

Important Issues for Research into PISA Studies
  • John P. Keeves
  • I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan


The previous chapter draws attention to the relationships between education and human development and considers Amartya Sen’s ‘Capability Approach’ and the ideas that are advanced in his book Development as Freedom. The first ten chapters in this present volume do not directly link to Sen’s ideas except in so far as they discuss the processes associated with the ‘capabilities’ assessed in the PISA Studies concerned with Mathematics Literacy, Science Literacy, and Reading Literacy, as well as Problem Solving through the use of Computer-Based Assessment.


Item Response Theory Reading Literacy Mathematics Score Foundation Problem PISA Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Keeves
    • 1
  • I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationThe University of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationThe University of AdelaideAustralia

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