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ERIC Number: ED138524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Recurrent Education: Policy and Development in OECD Member Countries. Denmark.
The report on recurrent education in Denmark is one of a series describing continuation education in OECD member countries. Intended as a means of liberating individuals from the education-work-leisure-retirement sequence, recurrent education provides freedom to mix and alternate these phases of life within the limits of the socially possible. Chapter I provides background information on the Danish educational system and the problems caused by educational expansion after 1950, such as a widening educational gap between generations and a surplus of highly qualified manpower. Chapter II describes reforms and reform proposals at the secondary and higher education levels. I chapter III, existing elements of a recurrent education system are discussed: (1) leisure time education which can lead to qualifications for further study; (2) vocational education, including general education for workers, updating technological skills, occupational promotion education, and courses to facilitate inter-occupational mobility; and (3) further education of teachers. Chapter IV identifies inflexibility, tradition, and vested interests as major problems in financing recurrent education. Chapter V identifies key elements of a strategy for recurrent education as reapportionment of finances, public awareness, reform of upper-secondary education, creation of experimental programs, offering of courses at places of work, and establishment of loans with income-related repayment. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Continuation Education, Educational Development, Educational Finance, 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, Vocational Education
OECD Publications Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($2.50 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: Denmark