ERIC Number: ED477816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Training for Work in the Knowledge Society. Report IV (1).
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
This report from the 91st session of the International Labor Organization (ILO) conference examines recent legislation, policies, and practices reflecting new approaches to learning and training. The document was intended to foster discussion regarding a revision of the ILO standard on human resources training and development. Chapter I examines economic and social benefits of learning, education, and training in production of goods and services and the goal of full employment. It reviews the use of education and training to enhance productivity and competitiveness in knowledge and skill-based economies. Chapter II gives an overview of five principles that underlie contemporary human resources development and training policies, laws, and practices. Chapter III defines basic education and training concepts and reviews recent basic education and initial training reform in developing and developed countries. Chapter IV examines policies, legal developments and practices aimed at encouraging learning and training opportunities for workers with a focus on the maintenance and improvement of an individual's employability. Chapter V provides examples of current and emerging priorities and practices in international cooperation in human resources development and training. The document contains concluding remarks; an extensive bibliography; a questionnaire regarding the need for, and content of the new standard; and three appendixes. (SLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Continuing Education, Economics of Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Labor Standards, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Training
For full text: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/skills/download/repo rt4.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).