ERIC Number: ED477595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Change and Social Inclusion: Perspectives from the Baltic and Scandinavian Countries. Final Report of the Regional Seminar (Vilnius, Lithuania, December 5-8, 2001).
Tawil, Sobhi, Ed.
The main objectives of a Vilnius, Lithuania, seminar were to share experiences in curriculum reform to promote life skills for social inclusion. This was to be achieved through an exchange on principles, approaches and methodologies that inform processes of curriculum reform in life skills education. Most of the participants were senior education officers from national boards or ministries of education, representatives of teachers associations, and university faculty. Following the "Foreword" (Cecilia Braslavsky), this final report is divided into five sections. The first section, "Introduction," contains: "Responding to Social Exclusion through Curriculum Change" (Sobhi Tawil). The second section, "Historical Overview," contains: "Education Systems, Social Integration and Inequality" (Walo Hutmacher). The third section, "International Perspectives," includes: "Reforming School Curricula in Latin America: A Focus on Argentina" (Silvina Gvirtz and Silvina Larripa); and "Challenges of Social Inclusion in Northern Ireland: Citizenship and Life Skills" (Michael Arlow). The fourth section, "The Lithuanian Experience," includes: "Curriculum Reform in Lithuania: Lessons Learned" (Virginia Budiene); and "Education and Social Inclusion in Lithuania" (Pranas Gudynas). The fifth section, "Regional Perspectives from the Baltic and Scandinavian Countries," includes: "Curricular Reform and Life-Skills in Denmark" (Anette Ipsen and Jorgen Thorslund); "Developing Civic Education in Estonia" (Sulev Valdmaa); "Social Inclusion in Compulsory Schooling in Norway: Reflections on the 1994 and 1997 Reforms" (Sissel Anderson); and "Curriculum Development for Social Inclusion in Sweden" (Mai Beijer and Staffan Bolin). Appended are the participant list and seminar agenda. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Seminars, Social Integration
UNESCO International Bureau of Education, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland. Web site: http://www.unesco.ibe.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)