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ERIC Number: ED318649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Embedding the European Dimension in Education.
Hooghoff, Hans
The Ministers of Education of the European Community (EC) drafted a resolution in May 1988 regarding the consolidation of the European dimension in education. The resolution is meant to contribute to young people (1) becoming more aware of the European identity and the value of European civilization and of its foundations; (2) realizing the advantages of the European Community and the challenges they will encounter on gaining access to a larger economic and social territory; and (3) improving their knowledge about the historical, cultural, economic, and social aspects of the EC and its member states and realizing the significance of the cooperation among member states and other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. Since teachers play a key role in actual educational innovation, teacher training colleges should be involved in plans for implementation of the European dimension in an early stage. The limits and possibilities of the individual teacher also should be taken into account. And finally, a national plan must be developed and carried out within the formal educational system. The action plan for implementation of this new policy in the Netherlands involves (1) the evaluation of teaching materials on the European dimension; (2) the development of a core curriculum; (3) the design of testing instruments, the revision of existing teaching material, or the development of new materials; (4) the involvement of teacher training colleges; (5) the development of small regional in-service training centers for teachers; (6) teachers' conferences for information exchange; and (7) the contacts with educational publishers. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands