ERIC Number: ED235572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Economic and Political Dimensions of Recurrent Education. Policy Paper No. 83-C2.
Levin, Henry M.; Schutze, Hans G.
This paper, the introductory chapter to a forthcoming book ("Financing Recurrent Education"), discusses the political and economic dimensions of life-long learning (recurrent education) and suggests methods by which a recurrent education system might be constructed and financed. The decline in youthful labor force entrants and forecasted changes in technology and the labor force are producing a need for a system that provides opportunities for education and training throughout the life cycle of workers. The author presents nine different motives for advocating the expansion of recurrent education and points out that this very diversity of approaches and motives may be the greatest political obstacle to its adoption and implementation. A bibliography is included. (MD/MLF)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Career Ladders, Change, Development, Educational Change, Financial Support, Industrialization, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Technological Advancement, Training Allowances, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Note: This work is based upon cooperative research between the Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance at Stanford University, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France.