ERIC Number: ED407579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
The Challenge of the Future. Future Trends in Adult and Continuing Technical and Vocational Education. An International Symposium (Berlin, Germany, October 16-20, 1995).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Berlin (Germany).
This report on an international symposium on the strengthening of the development and improvement of vocational education begins with a description of UNEVOC, the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education. Section 2 presents discussions of the following topics: adult and continuing technical and vocational education and its relationship with the world of work; contribution of technical and vocational education to careers for women; transformation of work; changing orientation and policy environment; changing provision and participation patterns; technical teacher; and changing in content and educational approaches. Section 3 highlights essential components for future developments: language, general principles, world of work, culture, women, migrants, equal status, funding, responsibility, teachers, learning, lifelong learning, curriculum, guidance and counseling, communication, and implementation strategies. Section 4 contains 10 presentations: "Adult and Continuing Technical and Vocational Education in India" (Arun K. Mishra, Ajit Kumar); "The Contributions of Technical and Vocational Education to the Opening Up of Careers for Women" (Helga Foster); "The Change and Impact of Culture on the Worker and on Work" (Henning Salling Olesen); "The Changing Provision and Participation Patterns in Adult and Continuing Technical and Vocational Education" (Ndeh Ntomambang Ningo); "Adult Learning and the Transformation of Work" (Paul Belanger); "The Changes in the Content and Educational Approaches" (Aker Aragon Castro); "The Changing Orientation and Policy Environment of Adult and Continuing Technical and Vocational Education" (Suresh Munbodh); "The Transformation of Work in the Different Regional Contexts" (Fernando Bogantes); "The 'Tossed Salad' Approach to Cultural Identity in the Contemporary Workplace" (John C. Hinchcliff); and "ICES [International Centre of Educational Systems] Activity in Consolidation of International, Governmental, and Non-Governmental Actors for Adult and Continuing Education" (S. I. Peshkov). Appendixes include daily schedule; working document; list of main participants; and Convention on Technical and Vocational Education adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 25th session, Paris, November 10, 1989. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Cultural Awareness, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Occupations, Student Participation, Technical Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Berlin (Germany).
Note: Product of UNEVOC, the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education.