International Review of Education

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 339–356 | Cite as

International co-operation in educational research

  • Eve Malmquist
  • Hans U. Grundin
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Abstract

In the first part of the essay the authors discuss certain issues of international co-operation in educational research: objectives of co-operation; the ideal of universalism; language and culture differences; the organization of co-operation. The discussion draws upon the results of the authors' extensive literature reviews and of their inquiries among researchers, research directors and research financing agencies in several countries. The second part presents the authors' recommendations regarding the future development of international co-operation in educational research, pointing out that its development as a viable scientific discipline is a prerequisite for its successful utilization as an instrument of educational policy-making. It is suggested that three areas of co-operation be given the highest priority in the near future:
  • -retrieval and dissemination of information relevant to educational research;

  • -development of research methods and techniques and the training of researchers; and

  • -critical analysis and synthesis of research results with the aim of producing new, more reliable knowledge.

It is emphasized that the organisation needed in order to establish the proposed co-operation must both have strong support from national governments and enjoy considerable freedom in its implementation of a given policy of co-operation.

Keywords

Culture Difference Educational Research National Government Scientific Discipline Financing Agency 

Zusammenfassung

Im ersten Teil dieser Studie erörtern die Verfasser Fragen der internationalen Zusammenarbeit in der Bildungsforschung: Die Ziele der Zusammenarbeit; das Ideal der Universität; sprachliche und kulturelle Verschiedenheiten; Organisation der Zusammenarbeit. Den Ausführungen der Autoren liegen die Ergebnisse ihrer ausgedehnten Literaturstudien und ihrer Umfragen bei Forschern, Forschungsleitern und Finanzierungsstellen für Bildungsforschung in verschiedenen Ländern zugrunde. Der zweite Teil bringt Empfehlungen der Autoren zur weiteren Entwicklung internationaler Zusammenarbeit im Bereich der Bildungsforschung. Sie weisen darauf hin, dass Entwicklung der Bildungsforschung als eigenständiger Wissenschaft die Voraussetzung für ihre erfolgreiche Anwendung als Instrument der Bildungspolitik darstellt. Drei Gebieten sollten zunächst höchste Priorität erteilt werden:
  • -Retrieval und Verbreitung für die Bildungsforschung relevanter Informationen;

  • -Entwicklung von Forschungsmethoden und -techniken und Ausbildung von Forschern;

  • -Kritische Analyse und Synthese von Forschungsergebnissen, mit dem Ziel, neues und zuverlässigeres Wissen zu erhalten.

Es wird betont, dass die für die angestrebte Zusammenarbeit notwendige Organisation von den Landesregierungen fest unterstützt werden, gleichzeitig aber weitgehende Freiheit in der Durchführung einer Zusammenarbeitspolitik geniessen muss.

Résumé

Dans la première partie de l'exposé, les auteurs discutent de certaines questions de la coopération internationale en recherche pédagogique: des buts de la coopération, de l'idéal de l'universalisme, des différences de langue et de culture, de l'organisation de la coopération. La discussion se réfère aux résultats de l'examen étendue des livres qu'ont fait les auteurs et de leurs enquêtes dans différentes pays auprès des chercheurs, des directeurs de la recherche, et des organismes finançant cette recherche. La deuxième partie de l'exposé rapporte les conseils des auteurs en ce qui concerne l'évolution de la coopération internationale dans la recherche pédagogique. L'auteur insiste sur le fait que l'évolution de la recherche pédagogique en une discipline scientifique viable, est une condition préalable à son application fructueuse en tant qu'instrument de la politique de l'éducation. Les auteurs proposent que trois domaines de la coopération aient dans un avenir proche la priorité absolue:
  • -récupération et divulgation d'informations ayant de l'importance pour la recherche pédagogique.

  • -mise au point de méthodes et de techniques de recherche et formation de chercheurs, et

  • -analyse critique et synthèse des résultats de la recherche ayant pour but de fournir de nouvelles connaissances mieux éprouvées.

Les auteurs insistent sur le fait que l'organisation nécessaire pour réaliser la coopération proposée, doit non seulement obtenir un soutien important des gouvernements nationaux mais doit également jouir d'une liberté notable dans la réalisation d'une politique donnée de coopération.

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  • Eve Malmquist
  • Hans U. Grundin

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