Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. School and Teacher

  3. Higher Education Reform

  4. Curriculum and Instruction Reform

  5. PISA and Education Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Luís Miguel Carvalho
      Pages 259-273 Open Access
  6. Assessment and Evaluation

About this book


This open access handbook brings together the latest research from a wide range of internationally influential scholars to analyze educational policy research from international, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. By effectively breaking through the boundaries between countries and disciplines, it presents new theories, techniques and methods for contemporary education policy, and illustrates the educational policies and educational reform practices that various countries have introduced to meet the challenges of continuous change.

This volume focuses on policies and changes in schools and classrooms. The studies on school changes present the differences in the policies and challenges of K-12 schools and universities in different countries and regions, and in connection with the contradictions and conflicts between tradition and modernization, as well as the changing roles of various stakeholders, especially that of teachers. In terms of curriculum and instruction, many countries have undertaken experiments and introduced changes based on two major themes: “what to teach” and “how to teach”. International education assessments represented by PISA not only promote the improvement and extensive application of educational assessment and testing techniques, but have also had far-reaching impacts on education policies and education reforms in many countries.

Focusing on the changes in educational policies at the micro level, this volume comprehensively reveals the complex interactions between school organizations, teachers, curricula, teaching and learning, evaluation and other elements within the education system, as well as the latest related reforms worldwide.


International assessments Globalization and educational reform International cooperation International "agents" in modernizing Educational change The politics of education International/ transnational studies Historical studies Cultural diversity Regional differences Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Guorui Fan
    • 1
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8342-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8343-4
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