ERIC Number: ED409615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Public Expectations of the Final Stage of Compulsory Education. Indicators of Education Systems = Le Dernier Cycle de L'Enseignement Obligatoire: Quelle Attente? Indicateurs des Systems D'Enseignement.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) decided in 1992 to develop four international networks among member countries to pursue the conceptual and methodological work needed to measure new indicators in different domains of education. The international study reported in this volume was made possible thanks to the support received from the United Kingdom, the lead country of Network D, and particularly the Scottish Office. The study report on the expectations and attitudes about education held by the various stakeholder groups in OECD countries. The network conducted a survey of public attitudes toward and expectations of education conducted within 12 OECD countries. The foreword, introduction, and conclusion are translated into French; and each chapter is summarized in French. The report describes the development of the international network and its common concerns, development of the survey and research design, and the policy context of various countries. The book begins with an introduction (McGlynn) and the opening chapter (MacBeath, McGlynn) charts the phases of development in the life of the network and discusses the lessons learned about international cooperation. Chapter 2 (MacBeath) describes the common concerns that were shared by OECD countries. The third chapter (Michel, MacBeath) presents a rationale for developing attitude indicators, and the fourth chapter (Salganik, King) describes major issues in education and training policy for the 1990s. Chapter 5 (Bosker, Thomas) explains the study design, and chapter 6 (Calvert, Mac Beath) presents key findings of the survey. The final chapter (MacBeath, Calvert) examines issues in interpreting the findings, which are complicated by different cultural and linguistic contexts. The conclusion (McGlynn) discusses how this report illuminates the way in which an international survey proceeds through various phases characterized as: conceptual; political; technical; and developmental. Twenty tables and 22 figures are included. Appendices contain a description of the attitudinal indicators and a copy of the questionnaire. (Contains 30 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Measurement Techniques, Public Opinion, School Attitudes, Surveys
OECD Publications and Information Centre, 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036-4910 ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.