ERIC Number: ED182242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Role of Information and Research in Educational Decision-Making: Some Questions. Le Role De L'Information Et De La Recherche Dans La Prise De Decisions En Matiere D'Education: Quelques Questions.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This paper, one of a series of Unesco technical information reports, looks at the educational decision makers in developing nations and examines their access to and use of information and research results. Written in English and in French, the paper consists of five parts. Part one discusses problems encountered by educational policy-makers and planners in obtaining and utilizing information relevant to educational development and change. The paper proposes and describes four models that will help educational planners select and analyze information from different sectors of the economy. The second part of the paper looks at mechanisms at the national, regional, and international levels that could facilitate the dialogue between producers of educational development information and decision makers. Some findings indicate that libraries, meetings and conventions, and other formal channels for dissemination of information are not as effective as nonspecialized publications such as newspapers and weekly news magazines. Part three discusses the role of the international community concerning information networking. The final section of the paper examines the possible role of Unesco in identifying and filling existing gaps in the diffusion and utilization of information in educational policy, planning, and management. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Utilization, International Organizations, Research Utilization
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 346-348, SO 012 351-352, and SO 012 354-357. A main working document presented to the Symposium on Future Programmes of Information and Communication in Educational Policy and Planning (Unesco, Paris, France, November 21-25, 1977).