Historical and Comparative Sociology of Examinations

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC56 Historical Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

              Examinations have been a central pillar in contemporary society. Neo-liberalistic governments of both Western and Non-western countries tend to establish detailed, multi-layered, and continuing system of tests or examinations. In addition, international tests (e.g. PISA, TIMSS) have been introduced to assess the effectiveness of the education system in various countries. However, in spite of their benefits, these assessments have led to several harmful effects in other respects.

              They have often been studied through detailed present data analysis or historical analysis of a particular country, or through one-shot comparative analysis of several countries. These tests are a method of international comparison themselves. However, few studies have been made in both historical and comparative study. Previous studies have little connection with various theories in historical and comparative sociology.

              This session welcomes papers on examinations using both historical and comparative viewpoints, regardless of examination type, countries, and time periods.

Session Organizer:
Fumiya ONAKA, Japan Women's University, Japan
Fumiya ONAKA, Japan Women's University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Excellence and Gender Inequality in Science - Comparative Perspective
Ewelina CIAPUTA, Jagiellonian University, Poland; Ewa KRZAKLEWSKA, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland; Paulina SEKULA, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Married Women Pursuing Higher Education: A Sociological Study
Sumanth HIREMATH, Dept. of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi. Karnataka State., India
Bringing the Incorporated Comparison Method into Chinese Stagnation Studies
Sung Hee RU, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA