By Kenneth N. Ross, Ilona Jürgens Genevois
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Similarly, international law also states the minimum age for full-time work, and both labour and education law must be consistent with these agreements. In many instances, there is a need for compensatory action to ensure equality of educational opportunity. Current data and practice, in an increasing number of countries, suggests that there might be a very strong case for affirmative action, initiated legally, for ensuring educational opportunities for those negatively affected by discrimination ■ Resources A high quality of education requires resources, recognizing the full range of human and material resources that can be brought to bear in support of education.
The papers on Germany and Finland provided quite contrasting accounts of the reactions of governments to the experience of either ‘national success’ or ‘national failure’ in cross-national studies of the quality of education. In the case of Germany, Rubner described how unexpected poor performance in student achievement in the IEA and PISA projects caused a major shockwave among the general public, the teachers, school principals, state and national ministries of education, and heads of government.
On actual learning acquisition and outcomes, rather than exclusively upon enrolment, continued participation in organized programmes, and completion of certification requirements” (UNESCO, 1990: 5). The 2000 Dakar Framework for Action recommitted national governments, organizations and donor agencies to ensuring” ... that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills” (UNESCO, 2002: 13). In this article, I shall outline a number of reasons for the growth in concern about student learning.
Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education: Planning Their Design and Managing Their Impact (Iiep Studies Series) by Kenneth N. Ross, Ilona Jürgens Genevois