ERIC Number: ED177077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Future Educational Policies in the Changing Social and Economic Context.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Discussion at the OECD Education Committee meeting focused on education policies of OECD nations in the context of social and economic trends, the contribution of education to preparation for working life, and the transition from school to employment. The report is presented in two major sections. Section I outlines the educational policy debate. Statements by the Secretary-General of the OECD and by the Minister of Education and Science of the Netherlands focused on the need for educational re-assessment and innovation, educational objectives, individual and social needs with regard to education, governmental responsibilities to provide education, teacher training, the role of education in the emancipation of women, and political motivations of various social groups seeking specific types of education. Following these statements are outlines of themes discussed by the ministers and a declaration of educational policy priorities. These include taking a long-term view with regard to educational issues, increasing educational cooperation between nations, and increasing access to education. Section II contains a report prepared by the OECD Secretariat to provide background information to the meeting participants on educational policy trends. Topics discussed include demographic trends, enrollment trends, teacher supply and demand, trends in educational expenditure, and interrelationships between education and employment. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Experience, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Job Training, Population Trends, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Note: Report of the Meeting of the OECD Education Committee at Ministerial Level (October 19-20, 1978)