ERIC Number: ED109076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research Policy. Technical Report.
This report attempts to clarify certain aspects of educational research policy According to the preface, the objectives of a research policy cannot be formulated except in the context of educational and related policy goals. The organization of the decision-making process to achieve the objectives must be brought into the picture. In effect, research and development programs and institutions must be related to decision-taking both at policy and "grass roots" levels. A purpose of this report, therefore, is to provide a framework within which these complicated relationships can be examined. Part 1 provides an introduction to the study. Part 2 examines the concept of educational research policy by providing an analytical framework and discussing the differences between educational policy, research policy, and educational research policy. Part 3 looks at the validity of instrumental approaches to policy making. Topics covered in this section are a) criticisms of the instrumental approach, b) redefining the concept of authority, c) role of informative criticism, d) research and development process, and e) power structure. Part 4 focuses on the following conditions and instruments of educational research policy: a) present conditions of educational research and development, b) organizational instruments in educational research policy, c) research recruitment policies, d) resource allocation in educational research policy, and e) international collaboration. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational Research, International Education, Organization, Policy Formation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.