ERIC Number: ED203443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Educational Developments in Europe and North America Since 1960.
Kallen, Denis; Colton, Sarah
A number of educational changes and problems in Europe and North America are covered in this six-chapter report. The introduction profiles present trends in all countries, including declining birth rates, economic stagnation, decreased enthusiasm for educational research and development, and more active community involvement in schooling. It notes that the two major changes have been the acceptance of many educational innovations of the 1960s and the politicization of educational issues. Each subsequent chapter handles a different area of education. Chapter 2 discusses compulsory, or universal, education as it relates to the de-schooling debate, deteriorating student achievement, and alternative structures for junior secondary schools. The problems of special populations, particularly of the handicapped and of migrant workers' children, are described in chapter 3. Chapter 4 outlines the conflict in secondary education over the preparation of students for jobs or higher education, while chapter 5 surveys various countries' efforts to handle youth unemployment. The final chapter reviews the status of lifelong learning in several nations. (RW)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Workers, Lifelong Learning, Migrant Education, School Organization, Secondary School Curriculum, Track System (Education), Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational Science, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers: Deschooling; Europe; North America