ERIC Number: ED171647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation in Secondary Education in Europe.
Wake, R. A.; And Others
The document consists of three articles by European educational experts on recent trends in secondary education within the member nations of Europe's Council for Cultural Co-operation. The first article, "Interdisciplinarity in Secondary Education," focuses on the tendencies to underestimate the complex managerial side of interdisciplinary work. Topics discussed include the need to differentiate between convenience and conviction in interdisciplinary studies, objectives and management of interdisciplinary courses, establishing links between subjects, and treatment of a concept such as resources as an interdisciplinary topic. The second article, "Autonomous Work by Pupils," is available as ED 141 358. Developments are discussed and assessed which have encouraged students to participate in charting their own educational experiences. The third article, "The Introduction of New Elements of Knowledge into Upper Secondary Education," focuses on recent changes in curriculum and teaching methods, including introduction of nonacademic subjects such as ecology and data processing, student participation in course selection, increased efforts to make content relevant to students' concerns, and increased acceptance of students' vernacular as an adequate means of communication. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Comparative Education, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Enrollment Projections, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Theories, Program Evaluation, Programed Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Europe (West)
Note: For a related document, see ED 141 358