by David C. Berliner
This article discusses four facets of the PISA program: (a) the issue of the comparability of the cognitions elicited by items across national and linguistic cultures, (b) the association of PISA with economic outcomes for nations, (c) the search in PISA data for universally applicable instructional techniques, and (d) the differences in cross-national attitudes toward the PISA subjects and how those affect test scores.
by Guillermo Solano-Flores & Chao Wang
The authors of this article investigate the relationship between illustration complexity and the difficulty of PISA 2009 science items in the United States, Mexico, and China. They discuss the implications of their findings for systematically developing PISA science illustrated items.
Education researcher Chezare A. Warren discusses his co-edited TC Record special issue, Erasing the Deficits: My Brother's Keeper and Contemporary Perspectives on Black Male School Achievement. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Rachel Klein
Drawing on induction programs for insight into what helps novice teachers navigate the precarious first years of teaching and remain in the profession, and utilizing respondent-driven survey data, this commentary argues that including the induction support of mentorship in teacher preparation models would increase teacher retention.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.