ERIC Number: ED106212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Educational Indicators to Guide Government Decisions.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Mainly dealing with proposals concerning indicators for measuring the impact of education on society, this report attempts to present a framework of educational statistics related to the main policy concerns of member countries. Indicators are assessments of the condition of society vis-a-vis its aspirations and goals. The report defines some of the more important general policy objectives and examines statistical measures that are most useful to monitor progress or regression within each area of concern. This approach accepts that indicators of performance must be multi-dimensional so that education can meet its many objectives including contributions to the transmission of knowledge, equality of opportunity and social mobility, meeting the needs of the economy, individual development, and transmission and evolution of values. Finally, the effective use of resources in pursuit of the policy objectives is discussed. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Design Preferences, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Factor Analysis, Guidelines, Management by Objectives, Measurement Instruments, Policy Formation, Political Science, Social Characteristics, Social Environment, Social Indicators, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
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