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ERIC Number: ED428015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 49
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From the Party/State to Multi-Ethnic Democracy: Education and Its Influence on Social Cohesion in the Europe and Central Asia Region.
White, Charles S.
In the last 6 years, 27 countries have emerged anew in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). Many countries have moved away from having a single political party manage the state and its economic apparatus. This paper aims to answer whether educational mechanisms can lower social tension and help achieve social cohesion in these countries, and how these mechanisms are defined and measured. The paper also examines the experience to date with the social utility of education mechanisms. It briefly reviews concepts of institutional and organizational economics so that the economic implications of education's social cohesion functions can be understood. Origins of public schooling are reviewed to place the educational challenges in the ECA region in historical context. The paper reviews the experience to date in the ECA region in meeting the challenges of social cohesion and hence the economic development of the 27 nations in the region. Contains 13 notes, a bibliography, informational materials on the various countries, and the "National Core Curriculum" for Hungary. (BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia