Presenters

Mama Aye-AddoFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

Political Science & International Affairs

Faculty Sponsor Name

Charity Butcher

Project Type

Event

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The United States has slow but surely fallen in their standing in global education. Education affects everything from economic standing to innovation for the future and thus the decline in educational standing presents a problem for the U.S. This research uses the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment as a baseline for where countries place relative to the United States. The study then uses Canada and England to represent nations with ideologies and economies most similar to the United States as well as China and Japan to represent countries that differ. Each nation’s governmental structure, societal issues, and economies are compared in order to understand how the individual systems affect overall education policy. The overall findings of each nation are taken and compared to that of the United States and policy suggestions are drawn based on the history and educational structures in the U.S. The policy that is offered is intended to take in account what limitations and variances that the United States has and offer the best solutions, while also taking into account what has been successful in other nations.

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Comparative Education Understanding Why the United States Underperforms in International Test Scores: Learning From China, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom

The United States has slow but surely fallen in their standing in global education. Education affects everything from economic standing to innovation for the future and thus the decline in educational standing presents a problem for the U.S. This research uses the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment as a baseline for where countries place relative to the United States. The study then uses Canada and England to represent nations with ideologies and economies most similar to the United States as well as China and Japan to represent countries that differ. Each nation’s governmental structure, societal issues, and economies are compared in order to understand how the individual systems affect overall education policy. The overall findings of each nation are taken and compared to that of the United States and policy suggestions are drawn based on the history and educational structures in the U.S. The policy that is offered is intended to take in account what limitations and variances that the United States has and offer the best solutions, while also taking into account what has been successful in other nations.