ERIC Number: ED103340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Development in Education. A Survey.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This document analyzes the institutional arrangements governing the size, nature, and directions of the educational research and development (R&D) efforts in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The main themes of the present survey are the explicit or implicit goals of educational R&D, its relation to pedagogical practice, and the part it plays in policy and decision-making. A brief summary of the history of educational R&D, identifies two stages: the first relates to a period and situation where R&D did not aspire to intervene directly in education and the second is characterized by a move towards direct and purposeful intervention. These stages are both very much in evidence in the various OECD countries. The chapters following the introduction examine the different types of R&D centers, experimental and development agencies, and dissemination efforts; analyze the available data on finance and human resources devoted to R&D; indicate the substantive nature of R&D efforts; examine the trends in policy-making and planning; and deal with current strategies for R&D that are a function of the value and authority structure of individual educational and social systems. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Development, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Financial Support, Higher Education, Personnel, Policy Formation, Research and Development Centers, Research Utilization
OECD Publications Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).