ERIC Number: ED331770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Impact of Education Policies.
Johnstone, James N.
Monitoring the impact of education policy is a critical component of planning. Without an effective monitoring system, the achievements of policies cannot be evaluated nor can the cost-effectiveness of various strategies be estimated. Monitoring requires the establishment of good data bases that are served by good (computerized) data collection systems. From these data bases, quantifiable indicators can be defined to measure all of the various ways in which policies can have an impact on an education system. To produce these essential monitoring systems requires coordination among all parties interested in education provision and the modernization and revitalizing of planning and management approaches. To upgrade the human aspect, through assistance and reward in one's own responsibilities, is critical in planning and monitoring. Hence, developing methods and procedures to help people planning and managing these systems is noted as a priority task. A 9-item bibliography is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Educational Exchange
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers: Policy Effectiveness; UNESCO
Note: Presented at the UNESCO International Congress on Planning Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).