International evaluation of educational systems and its role of building research competence in less-developed countries: a contribution to an IIEP seminar

Husén, Torsten
English, French
Swedish International Development Authority
IIEP Seminar Paper, 7
22 p.

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About the publication

The first three reports on the Six-Subject Survey conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement reported cognitive and affective outcomes of school education in science, literature, and reading comprehension for students at the 10-, 14-, and 18-year old levels in over 20 countries, four of which were less developed. The discussion of international evaluation takes place against this background. Discussion is given to the purposes of international surveys of educational systems misgivings about the appropriateness of employing international evaluation standards, the organization of the international evaluation effort, the mean student performance in science and reading in industrialized and nonindustrialized countries, and the establishment of research competence in education in less-developed countries (from ERIC database).