Locate and read at least two research-based articles about your country’s education system
Read: Locate and read at least two research-based articles about your country’s education system and at least one other supplemental material source (articles, podcasts, films, etc.). Read through the six Cultural Dimensions for this country as well as their latest PISA report from the OECD website. If your chosen country is not part of the OECD or has not taken the PISA or is not profiled on the Cultural Dimensions website, find a country that is geographically and demographically close enough to review. Our friendly UW Education Librarian, Deborah Pierce,
can also assist you with locating information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her here:
Interview: Locate at least one person with experience as either an educator (teacher or administrator at the national, state, district or school level) or as a student (ideally K-12 but college is OK) from this country’s school system. Conduct an interview with them using your own set of questions. I recommend using Teach For All networks and/or International Baccalaureate schools to find people who can share their experiences in English with you.
Compare: Choose at least two inputs (what goes in to an education system) and two outputs (what is the result or outcome) to compare between your country’s education system and at least five of the countries we’ve examined this quarter.
Possible Inputs to Research: national spending on education (% of GDP), # of
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