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ERIC Number: ED437720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-2-87116-281-6
Forward Planning in Education in the Member States of the European Union: Results of the EURYDICE Survey.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
This document examines forward planning and the need for political decision-makers to have tools to enable them to prepare for the future. It is based on a survey that revealed that forward planning and other similar approaches are making an increasingly significant contribution to the consideration of educational issues. White Papers, Green Papers, policy documents, and interactive ministerial sites, all with an obvious forward-planning dimension, have given rise to widespread public debate, prompting extensive participation by players and interest groups in the field of education. While the areas of competence that are frequently associated with forward planning (planning, evaluation, statistical projections) are set within a relatively closed and circumscribed milieu--a phenomenon easily explained by the nature and technical complexity of these approaches--discussions of long-range planning issues are often extended to a wider group and are sometimes the focus of public debate. One of the major advantages of forward planning is to serve simultaneously as a vehicle for consultation, public debate, and even mobilization around such objectives. Freed from the pressure of immediate implementation, discussion focused on forward planning encourages dialogue that is more dispassionate when considering questions of central importance to society. Three annexes contain summary table of national data, studies and analyses published in the member states, and questionnaire for background paper. (RJM)
EURYDICE European Unit Rue d'Arlon 15, B-1050 Brussels. Tel: 32-2-238-30-11; Fax: 32-2-230-65-62; E-mail; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union