This book was prepared from the papers and discussions associated with an international workshop on Issues and Practices in Planning the Quality of Education organized by the International Institute for Educational Planning in November 1989. The first part considers the differing information requirements for different levels of decision making in education and a review of established educational information collection practices. The second explores the linkages between information and the quality of education. The third considers two areas where many countries have experienced difficulties in the collection and use of educational information: the dialogue between the producers and consumers of information, and the technical issues associated with the collection, preparation, and analysis of information. A conclusion summarizes the fundamental needs for training and research that emerged from the preceding chapters.
|Publisher:||UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning|
Table of ContentsPreface. Introduction. A new mission for educational planning. Information Requirements and Information Collection Practices. Different information requirements for different levels of decision-making. Current practices, problems, and issues associated with the collection and use of information. Educational Information and the Quality of Education. The relationships between educational information, educational management, and the quality of education. Issues in the design and development of educational information systems. Improving the Collection and Use of Educational Information. Improving data collection, preparation, and analysis procedures: a review of technical issues. Improving the dialogue between the producers and consumers of educational information. Conclusion. Fundamental research and training needs: an agenda for international action. References. Appendix.