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ERIC Number: EJ794971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
National Interpretations of the International Indicators
Tiana, Alejandro; Egelund, Niels; Thygesen, Morin
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n1 p213-245 2004
International indicators have reached a great success in the field of education in the last decade. Work done by international organisations like OECD, EU, UNESCO, IEA and others has contributed to the quick expansion and growing use of educational indicators worldwide. European countries have been among the most active producers and users of indicators, as the BEQUAD project shows. They have not only been recipient of international indicators, but many of them have also made national interpretations and further developments and analyses from those international sets. This article begins by offering an overview of the way in which some EU countries have received and interpreted such indicators. It then outlines some current trends in the reception and use of international indicators by European countries. It ends by reflecting about the perceived need of producing some new explanations or presentations, stressing the interest raised by synthetic, composite indicators which may contribute to a wider, fruitful use for policy-making and public debate on education. (Contains 26 footnotes and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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