ERIC Number: ED392806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Collaborative Agenda for Improving International Comparative Studies in Education.
Gilford, Dorothy M., Ed.
The Board on International Comparative Studies in Education monitors U.S. participation in cross-national comparative studies in education and provides advice to sponsoring agencies. This document results from the Board's consideration of studies that would enrich plans for international studies. What the Board believes to be the value of international comparative studies and how to improve such studies are discussed. Establishing a more coherent and effective worldwide system for research and data collection in education is a priority that will require common indicators for describing educational accomplishments, research and syntheses of research, documentation of practices, dissemination of information, and archives and research reports. Establishing a data collection, reporting, and dissemination system must take into account the views of interested parties, the technical and substantive state of the art, and the promise of cross-national studies for responding to policy needs and advancing knowledge. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Comparative Education, Cooperation, Cross Cultural Studies, Data Collection, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, International Education, International Studies, Policy Formation, Systems Development
Board on International Comparative Studies in Education, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., HA 178, Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on International Comparative Studies in Education.