ERIC Number: ED425330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
AGORA--II. "The Role of the Company in Lifelong Learning" (Thessaloniki, Greece, November 17-18, 1997). CEDEFOP Panorama.
This document contains the participants list, agenda, and six papers from a seminar on the role of the company in lifelong learning in the European Union. "Introductory Comment: The Role of the Company in Lifelong Learning" (Jacques Delcourt) traces the movement from training for life toward flexible training systems coupled with flexible work and organization systems. Problems arising during the transition from traditional job-training systems to the new focus on continuous training are discussed in "Paradoxes and Pitfalls in Strategies of Continuous Training" (Peer H. Kristensen). "The Risks and Opportunities of Learning on the Job" (Edgar Sauter) explores the objectives, advantages, and characteristics of work-integrated learning. The tasks and principles underpinning France's training system are reviewed in "French Training System: Reflections" (Alain Dumont). "Continuous Training: 'A Conflict and a Solution'" (Blanca Gomez) argues that, in Spain and elsewhere, developing a successful system of continuing training requires dialogue at the firm, sectoral, regional, national, and European levels. "Conclusions and the Debate So Far" (Jacques Delcourt, Jordi Planas) reviews trends and countertrends in training and considers the effects that economic realities and workers' expectations and demands have on the way employers define their training role. Several papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Training, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).