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1. Department of Education and Skills - IrelandFunctions of the Department of Education and Skills
The principal functions of the Department are outlined in its Mission Statement.
"The mission of the Department of Education and Skills is to provide high-quality education, which will:
- Enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society,
- Contribute to Ireland's social, cultural and economic development.
In pursuit of this mission, the Department has the following high-level goals:
- To promote equity and inclusion.
- To promote quality outcomes.
- To promote lifelong learning.
- To plan for education that is relevant to personal, social, cultural and economic needs.
- To enhance the capacity of the Department of Education and Skills for service delivery, policy formulation, research and evaluation.
In support of these high-level goals, the Department is engaged in a wide range of activities covering the key elements of policy planning, quality assurance, resourcing, regulation and evaluation, as well as providing a broad range of support services for the education sector.
3. U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Our mission is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure. We are the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, and by law our activities must be free of partisan political influence.
The Institute is led by John Q. Easton, who began his six-year term as director on June 1, 2009. The work of the Institute is carried out through our four Centers: the National Center for Education Research, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, and the National Center for Special Education Research. Established under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, IES operates with the counsel and oversight of the National Board for Education Sciences.
4. University of Cambridge - Centre for Science and Policy The Centre for Science and Policy helps the sciences and technology to serve society by promoting engagement between researchers and policy professionals. Specifically, we:
- provide policy professionals with access to the best academic thinking in engineering, science, computing, mathematics, the social sciences, law and philosophy
- provide an arena in which those interested in the policy implications of the sciences and technology, and the relationship between research expertise and public policy, can discuss and develop fresh ideas
- provide training, support and opportunities for researchers to engage with policy makers.