International large-scale assessments, affective worlds and policy impacts in education

  title={International large-scale assessments, affective worlds and policy impacts in education},
  author={Sam Sellar and Bob Lingard},
  journal={International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education},
  pages={367 - 381}
Abstract This paper examines the impact of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in two national policy contexts: Canada and Australia. Drawing on theories of globalisation and affect, the paper explores ‘catalyst data’ and its effects in these contexts to show how affective responses to mediations of PISA performance have become important levers for policy change. Two empirical cases of the role of data in the… Expand
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