ERIC Number: ED106517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for the Application of Foreign Legislation on Paid Educational Leave to the United States Scene.
Levine, Herbert A.
The paper discusses both European and American approaches to providing and funding recurrent educational opportunities for workers and their families. A section covers actions and studies of international organizations regarding paid educational leave and European attempts to increase educational opportunities through national and State legislation, private practice, and collective bargaining. A major portion outlines in detail educational plans of American companies and international unions; other sections discuss policy recommendations and strategies for implementation in the United States. Three basic recommendations are made: for a coalition among the educational world and the worlds of industry and labor (requiring a vehicle for communication among labor, management, government, and education); for agreement between labor and management prior to adoption of national or regional legislation; and for effective representation of the formal education system in such a coalition. Conclusions point out the paradoxical need for more expenditure on recurrent education in a time of economic crisis, and call for National Institute of Education aid in coordination, planning, and research in the United States. (MDW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, International Organizations, Labor Education, Leaves of Absence, Legislation, School Business Relationship, State Legislation, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Career Education Program.