ERIC Number: ED212091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Indicators of Education Systems.
Johnstone, James N.
In 11 chapters with 54 data tables and 29 diagrams, the author discusses the theory, problems, and uses of educational indicators. He defines educational indicators as characteristics that point, with more or less exactness, to general or overall aspects of an educational system. Chapter 1 examines the concept of an educational indicator and the considerations to keep in mind when constructing indicators. Chapter 2 presents statistical issues involved with indicators, including their reliability and validity. The next two chapters look at both the theoretical and empirical aspects of developing indicators, while chapters 5 and 6 suggest national and regional indicators of educational inputs, outputs, and processers. The presentation and use of indicators for educational planning and research and for the classification of educational systems are covered in chapters 7-10. In the final chapter the author summarizes the implications of indicator development and use. Three appendices review methodological and statistical aspects of educational indicators. (RW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diagrams, Educational Development, Educational Indicators, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Input Output, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Reliability, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Validity
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.