ERIC Number: ED210208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Educational Development and Forecasting in Socialist Societies.
Rybalko, L.; Soloviev, E.
Major trends and factors are discussed which are likely to influence the development of education in socialist countries over the next 20 years. There are three major sections to the paper: basic features of educational development; trends in educational development; and some aspects of educational forecasting and prospective planning. The educational system in socialist countries is designed to shape socialist personalities who employ their talents and capabilities for the benefit of the socialist society and who are distinguished by their willingness to work and by their collective spirit. Special characteristics of education in socialist countries include mass education, more training for the world of work, and more links between higher education and research. Trends in these countries include setting up evening and correspondence courses, the development of people's universities, curriculum revision, utilization of an interdisciplinary approach, and making available alternative or elective subjects. Educational forecasting and planning are very important in socialist countries because of the prime role they play in the optimal perspective plan for economic development. The widespread use and practical testing of various new methods in mathematics, systems analysis, and computer software have made it possible to formulate the general aims and concrete tasks confronting present day educational planning. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
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