Education policy in a comparative perspective. A methodological analysis of the report ‘How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better'
Educational Research Institute
We discuss the inter-country comparison of education systems and its implications for public policy. The challenges for comparative studies in this field are shown with reference to the influential report ‘How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better’. We claim that inter-country comparisons of education systems should comply with the methodological requirements defined by comparative politics, otherwise the conclusions may be false and may lead to inappropriate policy recommendations.
comparative politics ; inter-country comparisons ; education policy ; evidence informed policy ; methods in comparative politics ; public intervention