ERIC Number: ED409635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Meeting the Information Needs of Education Policymakers. Perspectives on Education Policy Research.
Schwartz, Rod, Ed.
The National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (part of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement) helps state and local policymakers and educators use knowledge from research to govern, fund, lead, and manage elementary and secondary schools. This document summarizes what policymakers have said are the most critical issues and research needs facing them. It is based on the views of policymakers and leaders as expressed at a planning forum sponsored by the Institute and in papers commissioned for that forum. The first section examines some critical issues for future research, grouped by the following major themes: issues related to the inputs and outcomes of education; issues related to the structure and process of education; issues related to the core of teaching and learning; and issues related to the broader context of education. The next section summarizes policymakers' ideas about how to effectively present and disseminate research information to a policy audience. The final section discusses strategies for encouraging ongoing dialogue between policymakers and researchers. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Instructional Improvement, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9318.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.