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ERIC Number: EJ774761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Quality Education for All Young People: Challenges, Trends and Priorities
Kagia, Ruth
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v35 n1 p5-12 Mar 2005
The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to introduce the theme: "Responding to the educational needs of the young to bring about globalization with a human face," which formed part of the discussions at the 47th session of the International Conference on Education, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-11 September 2004. The second is to provide a preview of the key messages of the World Bank's Secondary Education Policy Paper, which will appear in June 2005 (World Bank, 2005). A confluence of at least three major forces has given new urgency and importance to secondary education, the main channel for educating youth. The first is the demographic trend that is putting pressure on the entire education system. This pressure is particularly strong on secondary education, which has hitherto been under-capitalized in many countries. The second is surging demand for secondary school education following accelerated national and international action to achieve Education for All (EFA); and the third is growing demand for educated and highly qualified workers driven by the knowledge/technology economy. These three major forces are briefly discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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