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Mind That Gap: What PIAAC Has to Say on Why and Where Education is Associated with Political Efficacy

Philosophers from Aristotle to Rousseau have held the belief that functioning democracies are founded on an educated citizenship. Evidence suggests that better educated individuals are more likely to be politically involved. However, the association between education and political involvement varies across countries and we do not know if and how variations across countries depend on how the political system is organised.

PISA, Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps, and Education Policies

PISA, Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps, and Education Policies

Louis Volante, Sylke V. Schnepf, John Jerrim & Don A. Klinger The OECD has traditionally conceptualized excellence in education by highlighting education systems that have high achievement and negligible gaps in PISA performance between boys and girls, immigrants and non-immigrants, and students from high versus low socioeconomic status (SES) groups.  Our recent Springer (2019) book […]