ERIC Number: ED203444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Trends of Educational Policy in Socialist Countries.
Education in Eastern Europe's socialist countries is closely related to national development, emphasizes this report on the structure and goals of education in seven nations and two Soviet federated states. The author discusses the relationship of educational development to technical and organizational progress, changes in socioeconomic and political structures, labor force utilization, and demographic trends in the region. He examines the common principles, goals, and characteristics of education in these countries, including universality, flexibility, freedom of access, state ownership or supervision, and the provision of needed technical and sociopolitical training. Each country's educational system provides pre-primary, elementary, secondary, vocational, and higher education, the report notes, although the number of years of elementary school varies from country to country. In the final section, the report profiles higher education's tasks and projected changes, with data on numbers of institutions and students, in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Rumania, Hungary, the USSR, and the Byelorussian and Ukrainian SSRs. (RW)
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: Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; East Germany; Europe (East); Hungary; Poland; Rumania; USSR; USSR (Byelorussia); USSR (Ukraine)