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Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments

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The ETN OCCAM will investigate how educational policies influence educational outcomes worldwide. One of the most
salient findings in the field of education is that there are huge national differences in student achievement in international
comparative studies. The shockingly large gap between the highest performing countries (most of which are in East Asia)
and many European countries corresponds to a difference in attainment of two years of schooling. Although this finding has
been replicated in several studies, at present, the reasons for and consequences of such differences are not well
understood.
Variations in many features of educational policies can only be observed across countries on the system level (e.g. the
existence of central exams). Since the start of the new millennium, a new generation of international comparative studies
has been launched: studies like PISA and TIMSS are repeated every few years and thus have a longitudinal component at
the system level. Unlike cross-sectional designs, these trend designs allow the causal effects of changes in educational
policies at the system level to be estimated. Applying this approach, alongside other approaches to causal inference, to the
accumulated data from the comparative studies has a huge potential to provide insights into the determinants of educational
outcomes worldwide.
The ETN will provide an ideal environment for training ESRs to become leading experts in educational policy evaluation,
international student assessments, and educational and policy consulting. They will receive interdisciplinary and -
intersectoral training, and their individual research projects promise groundbreaking new knowledge on how to design fair
and efficient educational systems. For this purpose, OCCAM will integrate the complementary expertise from nine academic
and three non-academic partners. The combination of non-profit and for-profit organizations will ensure the employability and
entrepreneurship of the ESRs.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Finanzierungsplan

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Koordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Adresse
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Deutschland
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 498 432,96

Beteiligte (8)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 527 318,64
Adresse
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFO INSTITUT LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG AN DER UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN EV
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 249 216,48
Adresse
Poschinger Strasse 5
81679 Muenchen
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 501 120
Adresse
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITO BV
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 255 374,28
Adresse
Amsterdamweg 13
6814CM Arnhem
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING I.E.A. SECRETARIAAT NEDERLAND
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 249 216,48
Adresse
Keizersgracht 311
1016 EE Amsterdam
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Zypern
EU-Beitrag
€ 482 758,56
Adresse
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norwegen
EU-Beitrag
€ 572 550,48
Adresse
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 546 575,76
Adresse
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments