Cristiano Corsini, From comparisons to rankings This contribution analyzes the pivotal role played by Aldo Visalberghi in promoting international large scale assessment surveys in Italy, highlighting three aspects, i.e.: translations and loans, the measures and the sense of the measure and, finally, the role of values in educational research. In comparative education, some elements offered by current international surveys, such as rankings and the alleged objectivity of data, underpin an educational policy that is expressed in terms of accountability. Visalberghi, aware that common sense is the booty of the struggle for cultural hegemony, expressed in his works the idea that research must challenge the clichés to promote changes.
Corsini, C. (2019). Dalle comparazioni alle classifiche. CADMO(2), 40-47 [10.3280/CAD2019-002006].