ERIC Number: ED182245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Symposium on Future Programmes of Information and Communication in Educational Policy and Planning. Synthesis Report.
Educational researchers, planners, and policy makers from both developed and developing nations met to present papers on and discuss the topics of information and communication in educational policy and planning. This symposium report, one of a series of Unesco reports, summarizes their papers and discussions. There are four main topics. The first topic is the problems encountered by the educational policy-makers and planners in obtaining and utilizing information. Most countries have a need for wider participation in educational decision making. Conventional forms of international dissemination of educational information are not meeting this need for they tend to reach only a small elite at the national level. A second topic discussed was ways and means to select and disseminate relevant information. Participants from Japan, the Soviet Union, and the Netherlands described their educational information systems. By contrast, another participant talked about the difficulties of an African country such as Ghana in obtaining valid information about conditions relevant to education. The third topic discussed was the international exchange of information. One idea that was appealing to several participants was that of regional networks. The last topic discussed by the symposium is Unesco's role in the diffusion and utilization of relevant information. Training of personnel was one recommendation. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Utilization, International Programs, Regional Cooperation
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 012 345-348, SO 012 351-352, and SO 012 354-357; A working paper presented to the Symposium on Future Programmes of Information and Communication in Educational Policy and Planning (Unesco, Paris, France, November 21-25, 1977).