ERIC Number: ED204632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Contribution of Education and Training to Local Development: Local Development Offices (Background, Role, and Training). Seminar (Strasbourg, France, November 5-7, 1980).
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
This document reports on the discussion conducted at a seminar in Strasbourg on local development, with particular reference to local development officers in European countries. Of specific interest to the conference participants was the importance of the local and regional dimension in adult education and the latter's contribution to general development. It was conceded that none of the countries represented had a properly constituted corps of local development officers with a clear status and function, but there was agreement on the future need for such officers. After wide-ranging discussion, a definition of "local development officer" was reached. The seminar recognized the necessity of close collaboration in regional and local planning between economic and planning agencies and their social and education counterparts, with adult education necessarily regarded as a full associate. Finally, there was insistence on the value of suitable training in development and local and regional planning, not only for adult educators but also for other teachers and officials. Recommendations for the future were made. In addition to the summary of the seminar discussions, the document contains individual conference papers. The papers cover adult education, regional planning, and local development officers in France, Belgium, Portugal, and Turkey. A list of participants and a copy of the program also is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Definitions, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Government School Relationship, Influences, Labor Force Development, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Regional Planning, Relationship, Rural Development, Urbanization
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Belgium; Europe; France; Local Development Officers; Portugal; Turkey