In my recent post I outlined analysis that sought to outline the countries which had the best schools as well as the happiest students. The best of both worlds if you will.
But what do such findings really mean for international comparison? And is it really possible to compare countries?
Lucy Crehan – a teacher from the UK, is trying to learn some lessons for the UK. Lucy is spending a year visiting some of the most highly performing school systems in the world (Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, and New Zealand amongst others). In each country she is spending time working with teachers in their schools – and sometimes teaching herself; in order to learn more about the lessons for the education system back in the UK.
You can follow her project here.