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ERIC Number: ED308621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 14
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Indicators on Enrollment, Educational Career Paths and School Leavers at Different Stages of the Educational System: Existing Instruments, Methodological Problems, Reasons and Prospects for International Cooperation.
Ruby, Alan; Simons, Fran
This paper discusses the three phases of the recent and future work of the Network groups--Network 1--of the OECD/CERI International Indicators Project. Essentially, Network 1's responsibility is to develop and test "participation" indicators on enrollments, educational career paths, and school leavers at different stages of the member countries' educational systems for the ultimate purposes of improving retention in secondary and higher education, enhancing student completion of programs that fit the requisites of the high technology job market, ensuring equality of educational outcomes, and informing governments regarding the educational policy and management of vocational instruction. Specifically, Network 1 offered preliminary assessments of the policy areas where participation indicators have been or could be of assistance; reviewed the education systems and the data collections of each country; and developed indicator definitions and research methodologies for the indicators. The paper concludes that the Network's overriding interest is to develop participation indicators that are relevant to policy interests and that have sufficient reliability and depth so that they can be used, with confidence, to inform policy decisions. This common interest makes a strong statement about the social and economic pressures on governments around the world to improve their educational systems in terms of access, outcomes, and effectiveness. (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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