How will we work on our Annual Topic?
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The work process which we plan for our annual topics will follow the approach which we chose in the ELINET project when we created the “European Framework of Good Practice…” (http://www.eli-net.eu/good-practice/europeanframeworkofgoodpractice/):
“We took an iterative approach to developing the Framework of Good Practice and selecting examples of good practice. We began ‘top-down’, drawing on international research and the common framework of the country reports to define the structure of the framework and preliminary features of good practice for the different literacy policy areas. Based on those features we collected and analyzed about 150 good practice examples covering all areas and age-groups.” (Framework, p. 5) For reviewing the submitted examples and selecting those to publish we agreed on a common procedure and common criteria to apply to the reviews of those examples.
Finally, the preliminary draft of the Good Practice Framework was revised and refined, based on the ‘bottom-up’ analysis of the features of good practice as identified in the examples which had been reviewed and accepted. All authors of ELINET’s Good Practice Framework were well aware that this framework is a “living document” and thus open to change in response to the development of good practices and new challenges.
This is where we want to continue our work by involving all members of the ELINET Association (representing currently 15 countries). The work process will cover the following tasks:
- the definition of the initial ‘hot topics’ which we will tackle in our position paper
- drafting a structure of our policy paper
- delivering input about research and policy discussions in our countries
- analyzing international research on our topics
- collecting good practice examples in our countries (related to our annual topic)
- reviewing good practice examples following the tools and procedures which we developed in the ELINET project (or a simplified version of those)
- writing paragraph drafts for the position paper
- discussing and final editing of the paper, being named as one of the authors
- preparing the event for presenting our policy paper and ensuring its dissemination.
Resources for our work on the Annual Topic:
We will publish available documents (e.g. research and policy reports) on our website under the link “Research Resources / Resources for our Annual Topic” and work papers or non-public documents in the password-protected area “Members Only”. Here we will also share the drafts of our policy paper, probably the first one after the meeting in Tallinn in January 2020.