INRE, pillar of educational research in Algeria.
The INRE since its foundation, then its passage in 1996 to the National Institute for Research in Education with the status and change of name from the National Pedagogical Institute (I.P.N) to the National Institute for Research in Education (INRE) has experienced remarkable development. The INRE changes its status from a Public Establishment of an Administrative Nature (EPA) to a Public Establishment of a Scientific and Technological Nature (EPST), with a sectorial vocation, placed under the supervision of the Minister responsible for national education by executive decree of May 23 2016.
Today, the institute represents one of the most important scientific research centers in Algeria in the field of education. This influence of INRE has just been recognized also by the General Directorate of Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research during the meeting of January 16, 2021 of the first national conference of Public Scientific and Technological Establishments (EPST).This new approach encourages the institute to carry out research in pedagogy and education and to continuously evaluate the education system. Scientific investigations are mainly focused on the “action-research” approach as a mode of articulation between research and field practice.The National Institute for Educational Research could constitute the center of excellence by pooling the knowledge produced by the different research teams, by promoting a choice of shared methodological tools and by initiating concerted decision-making. But beyond these statements, the INRE will promote educational policies and practices on research results by improving scientific quality and providing convincing results for action. The objective is to move towards innovation and progress for a quality school.This pooling of intellectual capital (skills, knowledge, knowledge, know-how, experience) is based on researchers teams established within the framework of projects structured around research divisions; namely: School and its environment; Educational governance; didactics of disciplines teaching and educational innovation.Research is at the heart of INRE’s missions, governance is an approach that establishes the conditions for the function and organization of the educational research system from a conception focused on evaluation and results. It is considered as a field of political action in the service of the regulation of education in order to respond to the challenges of the sector and to contribute to its development.The institute participates in the development and dissemination of knowledge in the service of major scientific challenges (research projects in the educational, pedagogical and didactic fields; the educational governance of the training system and teaching programs; the development of teaching resources tools and educational tools). High-level research on major societal issues, even between the socio-cultural and economic environment of the country and the education system.The objective of the research activities is to diagnose the shortcomings identified in the functioning of the education system and to improve the performance of the educational institution and the quality of the provided education. We want INRE to be a center of excellence bringing together research work on educational methods; spreading and promoting the results of educational research; evaluating educational innovations; developing research in educational technologies. The institute therefore should be a place of research, of spreading knowledge, expertise, heritage conservation, exchange, and training …We would like the National Institute for Educational Research through its scientific production, also using the intellectual capital of its collaborators and decision-makers, to contribute to the creation of the added value.
« A collaborative work and scientific research environment adapted to success! »
Professor Radia Bernaoui Director of the National Institute for Research in Education (INRE)