Volume 1 Issue 1 (2014-09-30)

Journal: International Journal of Social and Educational Rankings

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2014-09)


Article 1:
WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL ISSUE
Untested Ideas Research Center, United States

The Editors are proud to announce the inaugural issue of International Journal of Social and Educational Rankings, published by Untested Ideas Research Center®, Niagara Falls, New York, USA.


Article 2:
Score-rank Inconsistency in International Ranking: An Example from PISA 2009-2012
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The world responds to international rankings like the PISA with an obsession of ranking and ignores score which is the basis of ranking. The assumption that better ranking indicates better performance is doubtful. Re-analysis of the information of PISA 2009 and 2012 shows that there are a sizable number of countries suffering from score-rank inconsistency when their scores increased but the rankings decreased. Countries wishing to improve their education systems need to study changes in scores but not changes in ranking.


Article 3:
A Comparison of World Rankings between Hong Kong and Singapore on the Cultural, Economical, and Educational Perspectives in the Context of East Asia
Lingnan University, M.Sc., HongKong, China
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This article assembles together many social and educational ranking results of eight East Asian countries as a frame of reference to compare Hong Kong and Singapore on the various aspects covered. In a broader sense, there were more similarities than differences between the two cities, since they were on par with each other on more than half of the 26 comparisons besides their geographical-political resemblance. Specifically, Singapore was a country less masculine, less concerned with certainty, and less traditional, her people was happier, her environment was less exploited, there was a lower degree of corruption, her best university was more favorably evaluated, and her primary school children achieved better in Science. These findings were briefly discussed with reference to the physical, historical, and political developments of the two cities. Hong Kong appeared to take the lead in many aspects in the last century, but lags behind gradually in the new century.


Article 4:
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Article 5:
CALL FOR BOOK EDITORS
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