ERIC Number: ED438442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
AGORA--IV. The Low-Skilled on the European Labour Market: Prospects and Policy Options. Towards a Minimum Learning Platform (Thessaloniki, Greece, October 29-30, 1998). CEDEFOP Panorama.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
This booklet describes the proceedings of the fourth AGORA conference in Greece conducted by a European team of the Newskills project. (The Newskills project examines the employment prospects of those with a low level of formal education in Europe, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of a minimum learning platform after consultation with the social partners.) In addition to an agenda of the meeting, an introduction, and a summary paper, the following papers are included: "New Job Skill Needs and the Low-Skilled: A Summary" (Eugenia Kazamaki Ottersten); "Developments in Industrial Technology and Production: Competence Requirements and the Platform Theory of On-the-Job Learning" (Gunnar Eliasson); "The Idea of a Minimum Learning Platform?" (Hilary Steedman); "The Concept of a Minimum Learning Platform: Educational Contents and Methods for Improving the Low-Skilled" (Arthur Schneeberger); "Achieving a Minimum Learning Platform for All: Critical Queries Influencing Strategies and Policy Options" (Roberto Carneiro); "Arriving at a Minimum Educational Platform for All: The Political Options and Strategies." What Sort of Compulsory Schooling? What Curriculum: How To Achieve a Minimum Educational Platform for All" (Jordi Planas). The report also includes an account of seminar discussions, a summary of seminar conclusions on the minimum learning platform, a list of participants, and a list of papers produced as part of the Newskills project. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Literacy, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, 6R-55102, Thessaloniki, Greece (catalog no. HX-26-99-279-EN-C, Free). Web site: http://www.cedefop.gr.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).