Looking East: Shanghai, PISA 2009 and the reconstitution of reference societies in the global education policy field

Sellar, Sam and Lingard, Bob (2013) Looking East: Shanghai, PISA 2009 and the reconstitution of reference societies in the global education policy field. Comparative Education, 49 4: 464-485. doi:10.1080/03050068.2013.770943

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Sellar, Sam
Lingard, Bob
Title Looking East: Shanghai, PISA 2009 and the reconstitution of reference societies in the global education policy field
Journal name Comparative Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-0068
1360-0486
Publication date 2013-11
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03050068.2013.770943
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 464
End page 485
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper examines the outstanding performance of Shanghai, China on PISA 2009 and its effects on other national systems and within the global education policy field. The OECD's PISA is helping to create this field by constituting the globe as a commensurate space of school system performance. The effects of Shanghai's success are considered in three other national contexts: the USA, England and Australia. We combine (a) analysis of data from more than 30 research interviews with senior policy actors at the OECD, the IEA and within Australia and England; and (b) document analysis of policy speeches, commissioned research reports and media coverage from the three national contexts. Shanghai's performance in PISA 2009 produced a global 'PISA-shock' that has repositioned this system as a significant new 'reference society', shifting the global gaze in education from Finland to the 'East' at the beginning of the so-called 'Asian century'
Keyword European Education
England
Discourse
Reception
Politics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Education Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 45 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 55 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 00:24:45 EST by System User on behalf of School of Education