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ERIC Number: EJ774831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Schooling for Tomorrow--What Future for Our Schools?
Louisoni, Pierre; Istance, David; Hutmacher, Walo
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v34 n2 p163-175 Jun 2004
At a ministerial meeting held in Paris in 1996, the Ministers of Education from countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) invited this organization "to evaluate the implications of various visions of the school of the future." The work, undertaken over more than four years by the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), primarily sought to answer the following questions: "How will schools appear in the future? What tendencies have the greatest influence on education and what could they lead to in the coming years? What aspects should politicians follow up to make the desirable evolution more likely?" Several scenarios were thus gradually evolved, discussed, enriched and redirected at seminars, conferences or meetings of experts. This article aims to provide a summary of the various scenarios worked out by OECD. The article then offers a number of explanations resulting from the work done on the scenarios in very different contexts. The article finally reports on the results recorded at three political dialogue inter-training seminars which, in 2003, were attended by more than forty high-level managers from the Ministries of Education of twelve French-speaking African countries. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Chad; Congo; Congo Republic; Gabon; Mali; Niger; Senegal; Togo