ERIC Number: ED331761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Prospective Trends in the Socio-Economic Context of Education in European Market Economy Countries.
Weiss, M.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to project and analyze the prospective long-term trends in the socioeconomic context of the educational systems of European market economies and to outline in global terms the probable implication for education and training in the future. Composed of three chapters, the chapter 1 focuses on projected long-term demographic changes: the quantitative development and age structure of populations and their basic determinants up to the first half of the next century. The direct and indirect impact on education and training is discussed in detail. Chapter 2 looks at the social and cultural context of education, highlighting value changes in various fields (work, family, religion, politics) and their societal effects. The consequences of socio-cultural change and multi-cultural societies for formal education are outlined. Chapter 3 gives a detailed overview of past and expected future developments in the economy (economic growth) and the labor market (labor force participation, unemployment, new forms of working). The implications of structural change in the economy and the introduction of new technologies for future qualification requirements are summarized. A 66-item list of references is included as are a number of appendices. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, Population Trends, Socioeconomic Influences
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers: Europe; European Economic Community; UNESCO
Note: Prepared for the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).