ERIC Number: ED437532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
The European House of Education: Education and Economy--A New Partnership. Background Paper.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Five areas essential to developing partnerships between the education systems and economies of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were analyzed: (1) state and social partner roles in supporting links between education/training and the economy; (2) contribution of the world of work to education and training; (3) education/training to underpin economic growth processes; (4) supporting people at the interface between education/training and work; and (5) role of teacher training in linking education/training and the economy. Selected conclusions of the analysis were as follows: (1) correlation of human resource development strategies and employment strategies is essential to enlargement of the European Union; (2) the state should provide the policy and legislative framework to support links between education and the economy; (3) the economy should increasingly contribute to training so that training can become more responsive to labor market needs; (4) promotion of entrepreneurial skills, qualification of the work force by targeting continuing training, and promotion of regional development by tertiary educational institutions are important in promoting growth through education and training; (5) support of the transition from education/training to work must be improved; and (6) teachers' and trainers' capabilities to make learning relevant to labor market needs should be strengthened. (MN)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Web site: http://www.etf.eu.int.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union