ERIC Number: ED311904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of EUDISED: Extract from the Report on the 55th Session of the Council for Cultural Co-operation.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
This brief collection of excerpts includes an evaluation of EUDISED (the European Documentation and Information System for Education) by three members of the Council for Cultural Cooperation (CDCC) and proposes a five-step plan for action; outlines the merits of EUDISED, mentioning the expected rise in the number of contributions to the database from national agencies; explores the political aspects of EUDISED, e.g., an increase in interest in Eastern European countries; and discusses the need to define future policy. Comments and observations of the system by the 18 delegations--with the exception of Denmark--conclude that a renewed effort should be made to increase EUDISED's usefulness as a European information and research source. Denmark indicated that the database should be abandoned in favor of a network of national databases not restricted to educational research information. All delegations supported the EUDISED thesaurus. The CDCC encouraged participating countries to regularly supply current and broad-based data for inclusion in the database and to increase marketing efforts for EUDISED and instructed the Secretariat to assemble a 3-year action plan and research project on data collection, processing, and dissemination related to EUDISED. A record of the votes on priorities granted to the activities of the CDCC program and a list of the participants in the meeting are appended. (SD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Europe