The following podcast from Life Matters on Radio National discusses international standardised testing. The podcast features guest speaker Professor Yong Zhao who is the Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon.
“Australian schools have slipped down the ladder on international tests whereas our Asian neighbours are at the top. So should we be applying their techniques to our own school system? An international critic argues that standardised tests suppress the development of the kind of creative and entrepreneurial learners we need for the future.” http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/twenty-first-century-learners/4877138