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Multiple data sets now drive education systems and schools. This study will investigate the role of data infrastructures in education policy, in schools, systems, nations and globally. We examine four related policy contexts in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Canada, Japan, USA) and the data mobilities flowing from the release of PISA 2015. New knowledge will be developed on (a) the concepts of data infrastructure and data mobility; (b) how data create new spatialised modes of educational governance; and (c) how relations between governments, NGOs and corporations are reconfigured through data use. We will provide evidence on how educational data affect education governance, policy making and policy enactment across geographical scales.

Project members

Professor Bob Lingard

Professorial Research Fellow