ERIC Number: ED112510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Structure of General Secondary Education in Industrialized Countries. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 26.
The structures of primary and secondary general education in a number of industrialized countries are compared to show that there are all possible combinations of educational "systems" that are, in most cases, the outcome of a remote historical legacy. This legacy, regardless of its merits, should not be considered as inviolate, but rather should be subjected to new thinking time and time again, to allow for new factors (political, social, economic, cultural, scientific, and so forth) conducive to its evolution. The countries under consideration are the six member countries of the European Economic Community and the United States, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. The organizational structures of vocational and technical "secondary" education are not considered. The problems of reforming the structures of secondary education are not abstract: the difficulty does not lie in conceiving a system considered as ideal, but in conceiving transitional systems, concrete ways of changing over from the present parallel stream system to the reformed system, and in accepting the difficulties arising from this transition. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Social Status
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Europe; United States; USSR