ERIC Number: ED477388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training in Europe: Diverse Systems, Shared Goals for 2010. The Work Programme on the Future Objectives of Education and Training Systems.
European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
To benefit the European Union(EU) and its citizens, the EU has set education and training(ET) goals to be achieved by 2010 that will reflect the diversity of languages, cultures, and systems that are an inherent part of the identity of its countries and their regions. Diversity is valued, but need for cooperation and mobility in ET is growing. The open method of coordination has been defined as a way to enable mutual comparison and learning and limit risks inherent in change and reform. In the detailed work program, 3 identified strategic objectives are broken down into 13 objectives and 42 key issues that must be addressed to achieve them. Strategic objective (SO) 1 (improve quality and effectiveness of ET systems), has five objectives; SO 2 (facilitate access of all to ET systems) has three; and SO 3 (open up ET systems to the wider world) has five. For each objective, key issues are set out and an indicative list is provided of the instruments that will be used to foster and monitor progress. An integrated approach to policy development will be steered and monitored. (An appendix lists 16 key documents and web sites.)(YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Career Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Developed Nations, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Second Language Learning, Strategic Planning
For full text (English): http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/education_culture/publ/pdf/ educ-training/en.pdf
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union