ERIC Number: ED212537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of National Policies for Education: Yugoslavia.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The educational policies of Yugoslavia are presented in this report by examiners from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A comprehensive report on all aspects of education in Yugoslavia was used as their frame of reference; data were collected by them from a two-week tour of the country. The volume is divided into three parts--the examiners' report; the record of the review meeting by the OECD Education Committee; and a summary of the report on the conditions, problems, and policies of education prepared by the Yugoslav authorities. Educational development has broadly followed the OECD expansionist trend of ten years of primary and lower secondary education for all young people and a variety of post-school opportunities. After a late start, progress has been rapid with a high rate of expenditure. A general, distinctively Yugoslav education in Marxist doctrine permeates the entire system. A vocational orientation has recently emerged at the secondary and postsecondary level; also, multilingual instruction is made available at formidable cost. Finally, the control of education, unlike other federal countries and Russian etatism, is highly decentralized in accordance with the principle of self-management. A glossary of main concepts and terms used in relation to the social and political systems in Yugoslavia is included. (NE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Multilingualism, Postsecondary Education, Socialism, Vocational Education
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20006 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia