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ERIC Number: EJ794976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Benchmarking the Quality of Education: Discrepancies and Correspondence between Theory and Practice in 7 European Countries
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n1 p392-399 2004
This article presents the conclusion of a study that examines the discrepancies and correspondence between theory and practice in seven European countries. This article presents answers to the following research issues: (1) Discrepancies between existing quality concepts implied in the current international indicator publications and actual priorities in (national) educational policies; (2) Examination of current practices in benchmarking and the use of standards; (3) The possible need for theme-based presentations of indicators and more synthetic indicators; and (4) The issue of feedback to lower levels in the systems, schools in particular. This article also presents the implications of the study and several recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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