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ERIC Number: EJ966695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
A Smart Social Inclusion Policy for the EU: The Role of Education and Training
Nicaise, Ides
European Journal of Education, v47 n2 p327-342 Jun 2012
Whereas in 2000 the EU had heralded the knowledge-based society with as its motto "with more and better jobs and stronger social cohesion", the past decade has led to greater inequality and (at best) a status-quo in poverty. EU2020 seems to acknowledge this failure and aims to reconnect social inclusion with the knowledge-based strategy. This article discusses the education-inequality nexus and shows what strategic and institutional measures need to be implemented for a "smarter" social inclusion policy: a better balance between knowledge-intensive and knowledge-extensive policies, an extension of EU anti-discrimination law in the field of education, integration of the OMC in education and training with the social OMC (including the social re-orientation of the structural funds), and peer learning focused on structural reform of E&T systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union