The Collaborative Production of Meaningful Measure(ment)s: Preliminary Insights into a Work in Progress

Sep. 01, 2010

Source: European Educational Research Journal, Volume 9, No. 4 (2010), p. 510‑518.

This paper introduces a tri-national research and development project.
The project aims to develop indicators for the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary educational task ‘education for sustainable development’ (ESD).
These indicators are meant to help monitor the implementation of ESD efforts in schools and institutions of higher education and, potentially, may apply to educational monitoring reports.

These kinds of indicator-based reports address a variety of stakeholders. Therefore, the article focuses on how these stakeholders are included in the process of developing a set of ESD indicators in the course of the project.

The article presents the empirical stages and intentions of the project, as well as some of its main challenges and the ways of coping with them.

Updated: Mar. 12, 2012