ERIC Number: ED219330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Symposium on "Social Education for Teenagers: Aims, Issues and Problems." (Solna, Sweden, September 15-19, 1980). The CCC's Project No. 1, "Preparation for Life."
This report discusses a symposium held in Sweden in 1980 by the Council of Europe to explore ways for schools to help prepare teenagers for life. The specific objectives of the symposium were to discuss the aims and objectives of and approaches to social education in schools for students in the 14-19 age group and to make recommendations which could be incorporated into the "Preparation for Life Project" of the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Co-operation. Education for teenagers should not merely consist of preparation for work but should also prepare young people for personal development, for life in society and in a democracy, for further studies and training, and for cultural life. The activities of the Symposium included the presentation of papers and discussions in working groups. Summaries of the papers presented which are available for purchase in French and in English are presented in the report. These summaries are followed by the reports of the working groups. Topics discussed included obstacles to change, the general and specific objectives of social education, teacher education, the place of social education in the school, and plans of action. The report concludes with specific recommendations for the member states. Appendices contain a statement by the delegation of the Holy See, ten points for consideration concerning social education for teenagers, and a list of participants. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Personality Development, Program Development, Program Proposals, Secondary Education, Social Development, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Manhattan Publishing Company, 225 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Note: This work has been published in French under the title: L'education sociale des adolescents: buts, problemes et tendances.