ERIC Number: ED328285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Information System for Education Planning and Management.
This report details how Ethiopia's Ministry of Education has met the challenges of the information age by investing in computer technology to plan and manage an education management information system (EMIS) in hopes of closing the widening technological gap between itself and other industrialized nations. The major objective for the EMIS is to make available both the data and the policy-relevant information (through the application of analytical tools and skills to the planners and decision-makers) to enhance competence of the education sector in planning, research and management. Prior to the computerization project, information was mostly outdated, limited and un-interpretable; it has been seen that the implementation of the EMIS system has eradicated these problems. However, other information needs have yet to be met. Policymakers' information needs surpass the mere tabulation of raw data; they demand data analyses that will form the basis for policy simulations, forecasts, and productivity measures. These demands may be met through an integrated systems approach to information retrieval and analysis in the education information system, including report writing, layout design, and publications. Other Ministry of Education recommendations include the establishment of computer science and technical training programs at educational institutions and Unesco consultational meetings on both the sub-regional and regional levels. (MAB)
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Information Systems, Policy Formation, Science and Society, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ethiopia; UNESCO
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).