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ERIC Number: ED354985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 22
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The Utility of Early Childhood Education: An OECD View.
Skilbeck, Malcolm
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental association of 24 nations which approaches issues from an economic perspective. Education finds a place in the OECD because of the organization's realization that economic growth increasingly depends upon a highly educated and trained work force and that, in political systems that depend upon government by assent, democratic institutions and social order rest upon the foundations of a well-educated community. The programs of OECD are developed on the basis of an assessment of interests or issues that arise among member states. The OECD's educational activities address five major goals: (1) strengthening the knowledge base about education to foster international comparisons and cooperation; (2) improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of countries' educational endeavors; (3) equalizing educational opportunities and making special provision for at-risk or handicapped children and youth; (4) preparing for a continued increase in adults' participation in upper secondary, higher, and adult continuing education; and (5) developing the vocational orientation of education and upgrading the overall competence of the work force. Systematic and structured early intervention programs can improve the prospects for effective learning at later stages of growth, and minimize problems such as school failure and poor motivation. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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