ERIC Number: ED080705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-23
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Symposium on Part-Time Technical and Vocational Education. Noordwijk, Netherlands, March 29-April 3, 1971.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.
This document reports the proceedings of a symposium organized to examine the aims and forms of part-time technical education for skilled workers and technicians, particularly in the apprenticeship stage, and to identify common problems and trends in this field. Summaries of addresses, lectures, school visits, and working group sessions are presented. The members of the symposium concluded that part-time education seems to be indispensable to modern society. It helps to fit each person to his own way of life, increases mobility, and offers opportunity for retraining and upgrading. Part-time education must be closely related to actual needs and such schooling, coupled with training in the firm whether or not there is an apprenticeship agreement, seems to be the most efficient means. All young people have the right to both general and technical education and also to continuing education if desired. Employers and the State must create the necessary time and institutions to enable young workers to benefit from the combination of school and work and to prepare to meet the needs of the economy. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.