ERIC Number: ED331764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Planning and Human Resources Development with Reference to Arab Countries.
Galaleldin, Mohamed Al Awad
Human resources development sees human beings as the means to socioeconomic development. This differs from human development which sees human beings as the immediate and ultimate goals and ends of socio-economic development. Arab states have tended to utilize the human resources development approach as part of their forecasting of manpower requirements and economic growth targets. This paper argues that such an approach is detrimental to the educational processes of these countries because it results in neglect of the needs of a large portion of the population. Basic educational and social needs are lost when educational planning is focused solely on preparing students for rigid and fixed jobs. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Capital, International Education, Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; 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: Arab States; UNESCO
Note: Presented at the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).