Has PISA helped or hindered?

Apr 15, 2015 6:00 PM (GMT+8) The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416
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The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been widely recognized as one of the most influential ‘players’ in the development of education policy today. Japan is one East Asian country that has actively integrated the key framework for PISA into its ongoing curricular reform. However, PISA was found to have divergent and converging effects on Japanese education policy. In this lecture, Dr. Takayama will discuss the lessons learned from education reform in Japan.

Dr. Keita Takayama

Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies in Education, School of Education
University of New England

Dr. Keita Takayama is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia. He teaches sociology of education and comparative education, while leading the Comparative & International Education Research Network within the school. He is the 2002-2005 Fulbright Scholar and the 2010 recipient of George Bereday Award from the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES). He has published numerous journal articles about politics of Japanese education reform, OECD, PISA, globalization and education, postcolonial critique of knowledge production in education. He currently sits on the international advisory board to Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia. 

Has PISA helped or hindered?

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