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ERIC Number: ED079517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-8
Pages: 123
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The Teaching of Technology. A Symposium.
Deforge, Y., Ed.
This document presents four studies on the educational systems of the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, focusing on the teaching of technology in the lower secondary schools. Educational trends and brief summaries of education in other European countries are also outlined by the editor. Common trends indicated are: (1) raising of the school-leaving age to 14, 16, or even 18, (2) the appearance of a middle school, through which the majority of enrolled pupils of 12 to 15 or 16 years of age pass, and (3) introduction of experimental use of a new subject or a new method of teaching known as "technology." The editor's concluding remarks state: "An educational system which will not accept technology is an educational system which turns out cultural cripples....The training of teachers must be enlarged and space and equipment must be provided to include technology as a coherent element of an educational system." The Council of Europe's research over the past 10 years brought on awareness of the need to integrate technical training with general education. Although the terms "technology" and "technical education" are used in the document, its contents indicate that the innovation referred to represents the concept of career education. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.