ERIC Number: ED333223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
New Challenges in the Education and Training of the European Workforce. Final Report. A Seminar for EC and EFTA Countries on Policies for Education and Training of the Labour Force in a Changing European Economy (Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-14, 1990).
National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
This report provides presentations from a seminar attended by delegates from all the European Community and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries to discuss policy planning for education and training. "The European Skill Gap--Introductory Comments" (Abrahamsson, Henriksson) provides an overview of the seminar and topics covered: the European skill gap, national and supernational policies, access- or policy-oriented models, new ways of learning in the workplace, and comparative issues. "Opening Speech" (Persson) reflects on five main policy issues, the: (1) importance of labor market policy for economic policy; (2) choice between an active or passive labor market policy; (3) importance of the education system, personnel training, and employment training in the economic development of all industrialized countries; (4) policies for access and equity; and (5) democratization of working life. "Continuing Education and Training in the 1990's" (Ramoff) identifies new vistas that are opening up in training policy in Europe in a changing economic climate. An "Issue Paper" summarizes four sessions: "New Horizons of Learning in a Changing European Economy"; "Policies for Achieving Human Resources Development and Lifelong Learning in a Changing Labour Market"; "Right and Access to Training and Education in Post-Industrial Societies"; and "The Adult as Learner: Towards New Trends in Workplace Learning.""Seminar Report" (Harrison) highlights three themes: access to adult continuing education, competence level and competitiveness of the European work force, and new forms of partnerships. The program and list of participants are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Economic Change, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Change, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Note: For related report and presentations, see CE 058 310-312.