ERIC Number: ED449566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Motivating Students for Lifelong Learning. What Works in Innovation in Education. Education and Skills.
This report focuses on secondary schools and a variety of youth projects in eight countries--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway, United Kingdom--so as to provide a better understanding of what motivates youth to learn. The text is based on reports prepared by experts appointed by each participating country, in addition to other materials. Part 1 provides a synthesis of the main issues and trends relating to student motivation for lifelong learning. It examines the nature of motivation, why motivation is so important to lifelong learning, and some policy dimensions and approaches to lifelong learning, and it concludes with a set of key policy considerations. This section emphasizes the need for governments, employers, and parents, as well as the schools, to inculcate in youth a lifelong desire to learn. A comparative analysis of findings from previous research is also provided. Part 2 consists of eight country chapters that contain background information on national policy approaches and includes descriptions of the innovative work being undertaken in the schools and youth projects. Each country chapter includes three case studies, a discussion of the main policy approaches in effect, the innovations and effectiveness surrounding the projects, and a commentary on the programs. (Contains 83 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Intentional Learning, Learning Motivation, Secondary Education, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).; Department of Education and Science of Iceland, Reykjavik.; Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).; Ministry of Church and Education, Oslo (Norway).; Finnish National Board of General Education, Helsinki.; Department of Education and Science, Dublin (Ireland).; Ministry of Education (South Korea).; Department of Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Note: Published in cooperation with the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Paris. Also available in French.