School and system improvement
School systems, School improvement, Curriculum development, Student assessment, Futures (Of society), Standards
This study sought to understand how five jurisdictions – British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea, which have all performed unusually well in international achievement surveys over the past two decades – are approaching school education and its transformation. Geoff Masters describes key aspects of the learning systems these jurisdictions have established, comments on how they are now redesigning their learning systems for the future, and discusses insights into what may be required for any jurisdiction to perform well on measures of the kind currently used in international surveys.
Masters, G. N. (2022). Building a world-class learning system. Centre for Strategic Education (CSE). https://research.acer.edu.au/tll_misc/40/
© 2022 Centre for Strategic Education, Victoria
Place of Publication
East Melbourne, Vic.
Centre for Strategic Education (CSE)
Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Korea, South
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Leadership Commons, Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration Commons, International and Comparative Education Commons
This paper draws on the findings of a joint study conducted by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The study was co-directed by NCEE’s Director of Policy Analysis and Development, Jackie Kraemer, and ACER’s CEO, Geoff Masters. The study also benefited greatly from case studies authored by researchers in the participating jurisdictions: British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea. The contributions of all who participated in the study are gratefully acknowledged. Findings from the NCEE-ACER learning system study will be published in Building a World-Class Learning System (forthcoming).