ERIC Number: ED231094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Planning Education for Reducing Inequalities. An IIEP Seminar.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Based on the realization that the rapid worldwide growth of educational systems over the last two decades has not produced the expected eradication of social inequality, an international seminar was held for educational policy-makers, planners from developing countries, research workers in the area, and representatives of aid agencies of 33 countries. Three principal topics were examined: the diagnosis of inequalities in education and possible future objectives in this area; strategies for the reduction of inequalities; and education and inequalities in the labor market. The perspective of the developing countries is emphasized throughout. Presented in this publication are five selected papers from the seminar and a final report containing a thematic content analysis and synthesis of all the papers delivered. Themes of the seminar papers that were identified and discussed in the final report include equality and educational equality as general and conceptual issues, the global social implications of education or educational growth, the impact of social or structural inequalities on schooling, educational mechanisms perpetuating or reinforcing inequalities, and impact of schooling on social inequalities. (JM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Educational Development, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Poverty, Salary Wage Differentials, School Role, Seminars, Social Status
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. A.96; Frs. 50.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: Financial support for the seminar and for this publication was also provided by the Belgian government.