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December 21, 2017

Culture Is Not Destiny in Education

Marc Tucker challenges the idea that the primary drivers of higher student achievement in other countries are their unique cultural contexts.

December 06, 2016

The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?

Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.

July 07, 2016

Looking for a Good Education Planning Model? Consider Shanghai's

Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.

March 12, 2015

Vocational Education & Training and the Chinese Economy: Driver or Obstacle?

In the latest report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking, written by Asia Society's Vivien Stewart, we find that China's hopes of transitioning to a high-skill, high-wage economy will hinge on its ability to scale-up and modernize its vocational education and training system.

January 30, 2014

Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies

A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.

January 24, 2014

Tom Loveless on Hukou in China

Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.

January 10, 2014

PISA Denial: Another Flavor

Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.

December 26, 2013

Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA

Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.

June 06, 2013

A Framework for Thinking and Learning

Marc Tucker interviews Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.

May 03, 2013

China on the Charles

Marc Tucker recaps a recent meeting with Chinese education officials where he learned more about the country's efforts to make teaching an attractive profession to promising high school graduates.

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