Global working papers

The MLFTC Global Working Paper Series examines and discusses some of the most pressing education challenges facing the world.

Global working paper #4

Will SDG4 achieve environmental sustainability? by Hikaru Komatsu and Jeremy Rappleye

Sustainable Development Goal 4 is widely promoted as essential for achieving sustainability. However, authors Hikaru Komatsu and Jeremy Rappleye argue that serious discussion of the potentially negative interactions between education and other SDGs related to environmental sustainability are largely omitted in SDG statements.

  • Working Paper #4a: Commentaries on Working Paper #4 by Mary Metcalfe, Michael Ward, Aaron Benavot, and Oren Pizmony-Levy

Global working paper #3

Options in achieving global comparability for reporting on SDG 4 by Silvia Montoya and Brenda Tay-Lim

Authors Silvia Montoya and Brenda Tay-Lim ask “How do we build a pragmatic system that could produce comparable results that allow for trend reporting?”

  • Working Paper #3a: Commentaries on Working Paper #3 by Kadriye Ercikan, Tünde Kovács Cerović, Radhika Gorur, William H. Schmidt, and Luis A. Crouch

Global working paper #2

An Examination of the Influence of International Large Scale Assessments and Global Learning Metrics on National School Reform Policies by Gustavo E. Fischman & Amelia Marcetti Topper with the collaboration of Iveta Silova, Jessica L. Holloway, & Janna Goebel

This project conducted an exploratory review of the research and policy literature on ILSAs/GLMs and administered two surveys to ILSA/GLM experts, policymakers, and educators to understand whether, to what extent, and how have ILSAs/GLMs influenced education policymaking at the national level. It was authored by Gustavo E. Fischman and Amelia Marcetti Topper with the collaboration of Iveta Silova, Jessica L. Holloway and Janna Goebel.


Global working paper #1

The Possibility and Desirability of Global Learning Metrics: Commentaries

This working paper contains position statements from many of the keynote plenary debate speakers featured at the Inaugural Symposium of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) hosted by Arizona State University.

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