ERIC Number: ED452352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Excerpt from "The Voice of THIMUN [The Hague International Model United Nations] Youth": Action Papers from the Annual Session of the THIMUN Youth Assembly (1st, The Hague, The Netherlands, January 21-26, 2001).
The Hague International Model United Nations (Netherlands). Youth Assembly.
The education systems that are in place throughout the world were created for a society different from the one that exists now. These outdated educational systems lead to a lack of motivation on the part of teacher and student and stifle new initiatives. Actions to improve this situation include the following: (1) revising the current amount and methods of communication between the teacher and the student, with the goal being to achieve a more active student role in the classroom; (2) building teachers' capacity and leadership qualities; (3) breaking the tradition of teaching in a straight line in order to allow creative solutions and critical thinking; (4) integrating new technologies; (5) developing partnerships with the private sector to tackle the challenges of education; and (6) integrating educational needs with teaching methods. Challenges to the education system of the future include linking education to employment, improving vocational training, increasing student support systems, developing partnerships between education and business, addressing the rural-urban divide, eliminating corruption, and committing to youth education and employment. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Motivation, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Technical Education, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.thimun.org/youthassembly/010212_Education_&_Employm.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: The Hague International Model United Nations (Netherlands). Youth Assembly.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A