ERIC Number: ED213117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Knowledge Networks for Educational Planning: Issues and Strategies.
Hudson, Barclay M.; Davis, Russell G.
Focusing on educational development in lesser developed countries, this paper examines knowledge about ways to improve the linking of the producers of educational planning (such as universities, institutes, and other agencies) to the potential users of such knowledge (such as technical assistance agencies, sponsors, client groups consisting of teachers and ministry officials, and primary groups consisting of students and their communities). The three principal objectives of the study were to explore (1) the potential for designing knowledge networks to achieve better utilization of existing knowledge, (2) the application of cost-effectiveness to educational planning efforts, and (3) improved sensitivity of knowledge networks to the distinctive needs of primary groups, particularly among the rural poor. Although not recommending a single optimal strategy for improving the utilization of educational planning knowledge, the report draws on a range of past planning experiences to illustrate some of the options and tactics available. Six case studies of network functioning suggest that in effective networks, knowledge flows both from the "top down" and from the "bottom up." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Role, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Utilization, Linking Agents, Organization, Public Agencies, Technical Assistance, User Satisfaction (Information)
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. A.45; 10.00 francs).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: India; Latin America