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ERIC Number: EJ774856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Introduction: Overview and Outlook
Louisoni, Pierre
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v34 n2 p151-161 Jun 2004
There are many reasons why the International Bureau of Education (IBE) has chosen to devote an article in the journal "Prospects" to policy dialogue in education. Firstly, policy dialogue is increasingly important to the management and development of education systems, as well as to enhancing the quality of education. As such, its role is growing in the concerns, perspectives and realities of national education systems, as well as on the agendas of development co-operation bodies--bilateral or multilateral. Secondly, policy dialogue is integral to the mission of UNESCO itself and the strategic orientations of the Organization have given it an important role. For its part, the IBE has great experience in promoting policy dialogue mainly through the organization, since 1934, of the International Conference on Education (ICE). Lastly, since 1999, the IBE has received the specific mandate of promoting policy dialogue, in various forms. Since 2002, in the context of its third basic programme, it has developed conceptual thinking, a methodology and practical modalities for action. These last activities, the inspiration behind this article, were possible thanks to the financial support of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and of the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN). On-going activities in the field of policy dialogue are more part of a process of research/action/training than of a project, in the strictest sense of the word. As such, they should arouse the interest of the global readership of "Prospects".
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Switzerland (Geneva)