ERIC Number: ED038600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Permanent Education; An Agent of Change in the Present Education System.
Permanent education, with its functional requirements and its own development, is beginning to be an agent of radical change in the whole traditional educational system. In the future, the schooling of youth will be more and more devoted to acquisition of methods of thought, adaptive attitudes, critical reactions and disciplines which teach how to learn. The occupational period will be characterized by leisure time, some of which will have to be devoted to occupational adjustment and to keeping abreast of knowledge. Retirement at 65 will be a thing of the past. The structure, objectives, and methods of the traditional school will be wholly changed; it will give way to a new system which will provide for study levels independent of pupils' age. It will mean an end to the acquisition of encyclopaedic knowledge as the aim of education, the end of loss of literacy, of the empirical transmission of knowledge, of specialization in the primary schooling phase, and of traditional methods at all levels. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Studies on Permanent Education, No. 6/1969