ERIC Number: ED229334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-15
International Symposium on the Evolution of the Content of General Education Over the Next Two Decades. (Paris, France, July 7-11, 1980). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report of a symposium on general education was written to guide future discussion and action concerning the content of general education. Topics covered include: (1) responsibility for educating the young; (2) priorities in determining the content of general education in the areas of science, technology, the environment, society, language, community, and culture; (3) preparing students for the world of work; (4) strengthening values and aptitudes; and (5) developing appropriate learning experiences according to changes in society. Specific proposals are offered on the role of national governments in education, and on supportive activities by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In the second section, a report is given on the background and objectives of the symposium. A summary of the proceedings is included. Appendices contain a synopsis of the main preparatory documents, a list of documents distributed, the opening and closing addresses, a selective bibliography of documents and publications on educational content; and a list of participants. (JD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), General Education, Global Approach, Government Role, Learning Activities, Long Range Planning, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Social Indicators, Trend Analysis, World Problems
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).