ERIC Number: ED176370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Individual Entitlements for Recurrent Education. Program Report No. 79-B14.
Levin, Henry M.
This paper focuses on a system of recurrent education in which individuals would have the opportunities to undertake educational and training activities in alternation with periods of work. Underlying the paper is the assumption that the financing approach to such a system would have to encompass most forms of postcompulsory education and training, attempt to more nearly equalize access to and benefits of such training, promote the expansion of employment opportunities, and provide flexibility for supporting a large number of unorthodox educational and training alternatives. This paper develops a financing plan for recurrent education that would provide individual entitlements that could be used for any eligible programs. Each person would become eligible for such entitlements at age 16 or when compulsory schooling terminates. These entitlements could be used in any program that meets government eligibility requirements. Such programs could be sponsored by governments, nonprofit agencies, or profit-seeking institutions. Evidence on the potential of individual entitlements is drawn from the GI Bill. Also included are a presentation on the implementation of an individual entitlement plan as well as a discussion of criticisms of the approach. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for Educational Research at Stanford.