ERIC Number: ED352378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The OECD International Education Indicators: A Framework for Analysis.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This volume contains some of the many studies undertaken during the initial phase of activity by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) concerning international education indicators. The studies trace the preparation of a set of international indicators as they illuminate the complexity of such indicators and the wariness with which decision makers approach indicators. The first inquiries were aimed at circumscribing the field of intervention of the CERI and they illustrate that the most complex problem is not the calculation of valid indicators but the classification of concepts. After an Introduction, "What Are International Education Indicators For?" (N. Bottani and H. J. Walberg), the following articles are included: (1) "The Functions and Limitations of International Education Indicators" (D. Nuttall); (2) "Conceptual Models in Use for Education Indicators" (M. van Herpen); (3) "Process Indicators of School Functioning" (J. Scheerens); (4) "Do Common Values Produce Common Indicators?" (A. Ruby); (5) "Statistical and Indicators Work in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry" (G. Westholm); (6) "Standardizing Data in Decentralised Educational Data Systems" (R. W. Selden); and (7) "What Can Be Learned from All This?" (I. Delfau and R. W. Selden). (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation, Data Analysis, Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Indicators, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Models, Research Projects
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.