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ERIC Number: ED138522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Recurrent Education: Policy and Development in OECD Member Countries. Switzerland.
Bottani, N.; And Others
The report on recurrent education in Switzerland is one of a series describing continuation education in OECD countries. Recurrent education is defined as a strategy to distribute education over the total lifespan of an individual in a recurring way and in alternation with work and other activities. Part I discusses the idea of recurrent education, provides a definition of the concept, and identifies aims and characteristics. Part II presents case studies of recurrent education at the University of Geneva, throughout Switzerland sponsored by the Federation Suisse, and in the postal department. Discussed are tasks and organization of training programs, access to training opportunities, and limitations of recurrent education in each case. Part III presents, as the bulk of the report, a discussion of the requisite conditions for the introduction of recurrent education in Switzerland. The structure and development of all levels of the Swiss system are compared with the theoretical model of recurrent education described in Part I. Topics discussed include: development prospects for the Swiss educational system, political influence, vocational training, and recurrent education as a subject for research. The conclusion is that recurrent education is a potential guide to development of Swiss educational policies in accordance with the stated objective of individual development. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Continuation Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Leisure Time, Lifelong Learning, Program Descriptions, Public Education, Tables (Data)
OECD Publications Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($4.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland