Is our education system effective?

The last round of PISA results suggested that we should be pretty proud of our education system here in Ireland. But a couple of recent studies suggest that maybe we’re not as “effective” as we might think.

Recent research performed in Oxford attempted to adjust PISA and TIMSS scores to account for the economic wealth of a country. A summary of their results for science are here and those for maths are here. Both sets of results suggest that our education system is performing just about average.

Food for thought.


About Greg Foley

A lecturer in Biotechnology in Dublin City University for more than 25 years. Trained as a Chemical Engineer in UCD (BE and PhD) and Cornell (MS). Does research on analysis and design of membrane filtration systems.
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