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ERIC Number: EJ795089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Linking Educational Research Activities across Europe: A Review of the WIFO Gateway to Research on Education in Europe
Manning, Sabine
European Educational Research Journal, v6 n4 p446-450 2007
The WIFO Gateway to Research on Education in Europe ( is an Internet portal focusing on vocational education and training and human resource development. Launched 10 years ago by the Research Forum Education and Society (Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft-WIFO) Berlin, it has developed in several stages in close collaboration with research partners across Europe. Several dimensions of linking educational research activities at the European level are addressed in this article: linking research content, both over time and across the field; linking research and information; and linking researchers in collaboration. These dimensions are outlined by drawing on evidence of piloting from the WIFO site, including thematic resource bases on European research projects, a synopsis of national research across countries in the European Union, directories of doctoral dissertations and Master's programmes, and an indexed edition of ECER/VETNET proceedings (papers presented at the annual European Conference on Educational Research [ECER] by the European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training [VETNET]), and finally the "Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work" as an efficient tool for linking the online platform with the community of researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)