ERIC Number: ED409639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Bases for Education Policies. Proceedings of a Conference (Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 11-13, 1995).
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The forms of knowledge that are relevant to education are diverse as well as complex. In 1995 the CERI, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and the Belgium Flemish Ministry of Education held a conference in Maastricht to examine ways in which educational research-and-development systems functioned in various countries. Specifically, the conference sought to understand the role of different sources of knowledge in education policymaking and to explore the ways in which knowledge might be better used. The conference concluded that the knowledge bases for educational decision making are diffuse and often poorly understood. Part 1 of this report summarizes the main points of the Maastricht conference; part 2 presents the various contributions from speakers covering a wide range of experiences in different countries. The presentations dealt with the information needs of governments, the elements of the knowledge bases for policy making, and sectorial perspectives on the knowledge base. Both parts discuss issues and problems that need further analysis and clarification. (LMI)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Needs, Policy Formation, Research and Development, Research Needs, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.