ERIC Number: ED149032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-17
Reference Count: 0
Work of Consolidation of the Evaluation of Pilot Experiments in the Permanent Education Field.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
An evaluation of twenty-five national pilot experimental projects in permanent education conducted in European countries was done to provide a foundation for theoretical work, to update prior studies, and to create an awareness of the problems of permanent education. Three- to five-day evaluation visits were made to each of the project sites by a team of experts. Data was collected on the experiments which involved basic education, secondary and tertiary education, and continuing education of adults. The findings indicated that (1) the redirection of present school education towards an integrated educational policy depends upon a successful connection between the planners and the organizers controlling school reform on the one hand, and the necessary trials and errors of the various experiments on the other, (2) that the university which seeks to meet the problems of contemporary life should agree to a diversification of its functions, provide training for an occupation, and provide continuing educational opportunities for adults, and (3) permanent education can be either a system of recurrent education consisting of reorganizing present school structures to bring them into touch with the flow of life in general and working life in particular (permanent schooling) or a system providing a continuous and effective opportunity for personal development (permanent personal development). (EM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Cooperative Planning, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Experimental Programs, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Relevance (Education), Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of the original document