Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI
Strategic Education Governance - Policy Toolkit
Most currently available indicators capture education contexts, inputs, outputs and outcomes, for example OECD’s indicators published in Education at a Glance (EAG) or the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) publication series. However, relatively little attention has been paid to developing indicators to help guide improvements in education governance, that is, how policy and reform processes are best realised.
SEG develops a policy toolkit comprising a set of governance indicators to help countries promote effective governance processes. The indicators can inform efforts to improve governance processes directly, providing policy makers with a tool to focus attention on the processes that support strategic education governance in a complex world.
The policy toolkit and its indicators are work in progress. Current work on the SEG policy toolkit focuses on knowledge governance as its first module. The project has started conceptual work on accountability as the second module.
The Cornerstones of the SEG Policy Toolkit
Thematic modules following the domains of the SEG Organisational Framework, enabling capitalising on work in other SEG work strands
As domains are inherently interdependent, each respective module incorporates items of related domains, reducing costs of participating in additional modules
Systems can flexibly participate in modules as they become available
Aspirational thematic modules
Externally valid aspirational framework, derived from empirical research on effective governance processes
Items are refined and prioritised for practical application together with countries
Items are relevant across various system contexts, offering a common language to learn across systems
Thematic modules inform action without prescribing specific governance arrangements
Collecting information on practices in specific contexts
Development principle of enabling in-country diagnostic and dialogue
Each module is developed under the principle of enabling in-country discussion of improving governance processes
Emphasis on in-country learning processes and benefits from engaging in diagnostic process as much as results gathered
Support for engaging in-country stakeholders in process of using the policy toolkit (depending on the use-case)
Close collaboration with systems in developing and using the toolkit
Scope is tailored to fit country priorities along several dimensions
Possibility of questionnaire-led case studies carried out by the SEG project team
SEG support developed and tailored to country/system priorities to facilitate learning within and across systems
The design in detail
Consult the SEG Policy Toolkit design document to learn more about the toolkit's design and approaches (pdf).