ERIC Number: ED155101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Compulsory Education: Social Expectations. National Reports on the Theme for 1977 in Their Original Languages. 26th Assembly of Delegates.
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Reports prepared by various countries for presentation at the 1977 annual assembly of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP) are included in this document. The theme of the assembly was "Compulsory Education: Social Expectations." Countries reporting include: Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Ivory Coast, Denmark, West Germany, England and Wales, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Taiwan, Korea, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and Yugoslavia. Some reports are in the original languages. Each country reported information regarding the scope of compulsory education: they described the extent and time frame of compulsory education, placed compulsory education in perspective with regard to the overall pattern of school attendance, and examined the social expectations concerning compulsory education. In addition, each country commented on their official educational objectives; the principal criticisms of their school systems; their proposals for educational reform; what the different sectors of their society expect of the student who has finished the compulsory education period; how social expectations are related to practical possibilities; and whether international expectations of human rights, respect for others, social justice for all, and international understanding are being provided. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Officers, Community Attitudes, Comparative Education, Compulsory Education, Dropout Rate, Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, International Relations, Public Education, Public Opinion, Pupil Personnel Services, School Attendance Legislation, School Districts, Social Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Note: Report of the Annual Assembly of Delegates to the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (26th, Lagos, Nigeria, August 3-10, 1977); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to varied ink density in original document; For a related document, see SO 010 926