ERIC Number: ED096066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
United Kingdom (With Addendum in Respect of Scotland). [CME Country Reports].
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
It is the United Kingdom policy that all children, whatever their background, should have equal educational opportunity. School attendance is compulsory for all children and is enforced; educational responsibility rests largely with local authorities. So far as the education of immigrants is concerned, government objectives have been to promote a policy that makes the same educational facilities and opportunities available to immigrants and their children as to the indigenous population, without impinging on the rights of local authorities. Some difficulties are the migrants' ignorance of available opportunities; uneven population concentrations, often in depressed areas with poor housing; and language and cultural adjustment problems. Measures to meet these difficulties cover government publications and research; special help for deprived areas; teacher recruitment and training; further and adult education; and broadcasting programmes. The bulk of this report refers to the overall situation in the United Kingdom; the addendum refers to specific differences between Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom. (KM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Administrative Policy, Adult Education, Area Studies, Demography, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education, Immigrants, Local Government, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Second Language Learning, Vocational Education
Not available separately, see RC 008 093
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)