ERIC Number: ED204491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Living Tomorrow... An Inquiry into the Preparation of Young People for Working Life in Europe. 3rd Edition.
Technological advances have created changes in working life. Automation displaces more workers than the service industry can absorb. The jobs that are left are often downgraded from the complexity they have formerly enjoyed. As society becomes more and more automated, unemployment becomes structural. How do we prepare young people for the jobs of the future? It is necessary to apply imagination and reflection to these problems. One must try to predict what the future will hold and prepare workers accordingly. Technological education should be of some help in the process of preparing young workers. Also necessary is training to integrate work and life, to provide flexibility and mobility both of skills and of geography, and to find a set of meaningful values. Some projects are now going on in various countries of Europe that may provide models of training workers for the future. (Examples of such programs in Saarland, Scotland, Cyprus, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Portugal are discussed.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Supply, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Unemployment, Values Clarification, Values Education, Vocational Education
Council of Europe, Strasbourg, CEDEX, France ($8.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).