ERIC Number: ED146459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Education and Working Life.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The development of national policies for education and employment is the major concern of this report of a joint working party of officials from member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Focus is on the objectives of public policies for education and working life and on how they can be attained in practice. Following a summary of main considerations and conclusions the main guiding principles are listed that are being adopted in member countries to bring their policies for education and working life close together. These are illustrated with the kinds of practical ways in which they can be implemented and are in practice already being used. Emphasis is on the idea that better preparation in education for working life is now widely recognized as an important way of facilitating the transition to stable and satisfying employment. Two main sets of practical problems are dealt with: the transition from education to working life, including the problems of the employment and unemployment of young people, and the ways in which the education and training of the labor force can better be utilized. Finally, the report discusses the main policy instruments that can be used by governments to strengthen the links between education and employment. Attention is drawn to the analysis and research that is needed to help improve the relevance, effectiveness, and credibility of government policies in this field. (JT)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment, Employment Problems, Federal Government, Government Role, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, National Programs, Policy Formation, Public Policy, World Problems
Director of Information, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France (ISBN-92-64-11732-6, $3.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).