ERIC Number: ED439233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Towards the Learning Region: Education and Regional Innovation in the European Union and the United States. CEDEFOP Reference Document.
Nyhan, Barry, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Deitmer, Ludger, Ed.
This book provides an overview of innovative education practices throughout regions in the United States (US) and Europe. It contains 16 papers written by experts from the educational, economic, and regional development fields in the US and the European Union (EU). Introductory materials are: a foreword (David O'Sullivan); preface (Stavros Stavrou); and introduction (Barry Nyhan, Graham Attwell, and Ludger Deitmer). The book has three parts, each beginning with a short introduction to the papers in the section. Part 1 has six papers that provide an overview of the political, economic, educational, and social objectives driving regional development and that discuss, in a theoretical way, the open-system and network-type structures and mechanisms seen as prerequisites for the successful implementation of regional development policies. The papers are "Regional Development and Learning in the European Union" (Barry Nyhan); Metropolitan Economic Strategy for America's Cities and Regions" (Henry G. Cisneros and Marc A. Weiss); "A US-EU Regional Partnership--Akron, Ohio and Southwest Saxony, Germany" (Stephen Kidder and Graham Attwell); "Stimulating Regional Innovativeness: The Learning Region" (Thomas Stahl); "Partnership and Networks: A Dynamic Approach to Learning in Regions" (Ludger Deitmer and Graham Attwell); and "The Competitive Advantage of Regions" (Felix Rauner). Part 2 contains five regional-oriented learning case studies, presented against the background of their underlying or related theoretical frameworks: "High Technology as a Path to Economic Development in Austin, Texas" (Robert W. Glover); "Vocational Education Institutes as Regional Innovation Agents in the Netherlands" (Loek F. M. Nieuwenhuis); "Integrated Strategies for Competence Development in the Graz Area in Austria" (Josef Scheff); "Regional Development and Learning: Case Studies in Southern Sweden"(Bernd Hofmaier); and "Learning from Disequilibrium--The Case of Boston, Massachusetts" (Rosalind Greenstein and Jemeline Robertson). Part 3 consists of four papers providing an overview of projects in different stages of development: "Employment Training in Cleveland (US)" (Mary LaPorte); "Qualification Networks for Shared Learning in Lower Saxony in Northwest Germany" (Ludger Deitmer, Peter Drewing, and Reinhard Heermeyer); "Partnership Between Industry and Education in School to Work Transitions in Northeastern Pennsylvania" (Peter R. Butler and James G. O'Karma); and "A Regional Innovation Programme in Emilia-Romagna, Italy" (Claudio Dondi). (Most chapters contain references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Coordination, Developed Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Regional Planning, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, 6R-55102, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Catalog no. HX-26-99-441-EN-C, 19 Euros). Tel: 30-31-490-111; Web site: http://cedefop, eu.int.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union