Conditions of School Performance in Seven Countries
A Quest for Understanding the International Variation of PISA Results
2004, Studien zur International und Interkulturell Vergleichenden Erziehungswissenschaft, Band 3, 484 pages, E-Book (PDF), 30,60 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-6373-8
This volume contains country studies on the school systems in Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Important characteristics of the specific social and policy contexts, of the school system and of educational practise are described and analysed by renowned researchers of educational studies, based on a common analytical framework. The reports are original surveys, describing the characteristics of the conditions underlying each country's school systems as viewed by national experts. The country studies served as a basis for a comparative analysis of school systems, to be published under the title Features of Successful School Systems - A Comparison of Schooling in Six Countries within this series.