Published a review of Critical Perspectives on PISA as a Means of Global Governance: Risks, Limitations and Humanistic Alternatives
Spirale – Revue de recherches en éducation published a review of Critical Perspectives on PISA as a Means of Global Governance: Risks, Limitations and Humanistic Alternatives, edited by António Teodoro with the Routledge imprint.
The review, authored by Daniel Bart, Full Professor at the University of Lille and researcher at CIREL – Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en éducation de Lille, highlights as the main interest of the work the critical approach that is presented on PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as a reference for international school comparisons and the classification of national education systems; interest that the author considers is doubled by the focus on the work carried out in the context of a major research project and on its findings, and which challenged, precisely, the “success” of Portugal in such international ranking.
The mentioned research project – A success story? Portugal and the PISA (2000-2018) – funded by FCT – the portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, which ran from September 2018 to March 2022, analysed all cycles of Portugal’s participation in PISA (and, secondarily, in other international studies in which the country participated), comparing the processes adopted in data collection. The core problem formulated in a direct way and to which the empirical work sought to answer was: what were the implicit and explicit implications of Portugal’s participation in PISA, or, in other words, how have different national actors (policy-makers, school managers, teachers and their unions, parents’ associations, media) ) appropriated the process and included the results of that participation in the discourses, public policies and in professional practices?
The review can be read in full here.