Today we explore some of the problems with global learning metrics from the perspective of teacher unions. In particular, we look at outcomes-based approaches to international education development.
Such an approach uses global learning metrics to quantify supposed outcomes of education. But as a result, education is reduced and simplified.
My guest today is David Edwards, Deputy General Secretary of Education International in Brussels. Education International is the global federation of teacher unions. He will present some of the ideas discussed today at the CIES Symposium in November. Check out FreshEdpodcast.com for more details about the event.
Citation: Edwards, David, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 46, podcast audio, October 17, 2016. https://freshedpodcast.com/davidedwards/