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A PISA és a fenntartói sokszínűség
PISA and the Varieties of School Providers

Author(s): Gabriella Pusztai, Katinka Bacskai
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Education, Methodology and research technology, Evaluation research
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: PISA; private schools; church-affiliated schools; parental values;

Summary/Abstract: In the 2000s, PISA surveys were a real shock to the world of education. The hopes of researchers of church-affiliated schools to obtain a powerful international measurement tool via which to benchmark the performance of students and schools were very high. But, unfortunately, the public PISA databases do not reveal the types of school maintainer, and the PISA sampling is not representative regarding actually existing school sectors. There were, however, countries in every PISA wave where private schools performed better than their public counterparts even if parents’ backgrounds were taken into consideration. Recently, researchers have been connecting such phenomena to a school’s climate and/or to educational values which may indicate a new type of effectiveness based on work values and on a long-term return on investments.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 39-49
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian