ERIC Number: ED241663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Education, Urban Development and Local Initiatives.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Innovative practices in education and local development in Western Europe, Australia, and the United States are described and analyzed in this report. Part One reviews urban problems, their impact on education, and the need for a new approach. Part Two explores how schools and institutes of adult education can provide information about the local community and in the process teach children and adults how to analyze the community's situation and needs. It also describes community service projects that both address the problems of local development and help individual students to choose careers. Examples given include involvement in social services programs and housing rehabilitation programs. Part Three discusses a variety of projects in which schools and colleges concern themselves with improving the local community's economic situation. Examples presented here are school-based youth enterprises, school-business consulting activities, employment training and skills training programs, and college contributions at the teaching, research, and service levels. Part Four stresses the need for an effective alliance between education and development and offers suggestions for aiding this alliance through changes in teaching methods and curricula. Finally, general issues for analysis and themes for further work are indicated. (CMG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Development, Community Involvement, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Nontraditional Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, Urban Areas, Urban Improvement, Work Experience Programs
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Publications and Information Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers: Australia; France; Great Britain; Italy; United States
Note: Published in French under the title "L'Enseignement, le Developpement Urbain et les Initiatives Locales."