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International seminar: The Politics of Reception of International Assessments

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This seminar is the 5th in an ESRC funded seminar series on ‘The potentials, politics and practices of international education assessments’. The series is organized by the Laboratory of International Assessment Studies and the Lancaster seminar has additional support from the Higher Education Research Centre in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. The event will focus on the ways that findings from international assessments enter into media and public discourse in participating countries, how these are articulated within existing national preoccupations and the implications of these interventions for policy. The programme, travel and accommodation options, and details of how to register can be found at http://international-assessments.org/seminar-5/ Registration is open and it is free but places are limited. On-campus accommodation availability is also limited so we encourage you to book this as soon as possible. Our Plenary presenters will be Professor Oren Pizmony-Levy (Columbia Teachers College) Compare Globally, Interpret Locally: International Assessments and the Public Dr Sarah Richardson (Research Director of ACER India, Australian Council for Educational Research) National Responses to the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes: the AHELO feasibility project. Dr Aspa Baroutsis/Professor Bob Lingard, University of Queensland, AU Analysis of media portrayals of PISA in Australia, 2000-2014: counts, comparisons, criticisms and contexts. There will also be contributions from the Unesco Institute for Statistics Montreal; Dr Megan Knight, University of Hertfordshire; Dr Petra Javrh, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education; Dr Cormac O’Keefe, YES ‘N YOU Language School, Paris and Professor Heinz-Dieter Meyer, University of Albany, US.

Event (Seminar)

TitleInternational seminar: The Politics of Reception of International Assessments
Abbreviated titleThe Politics of Reception
LocationLancaster University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event