Accession Number : ADA278504


Title :   West German Education in the Global Village


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Lackman, Donna K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a278504.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : In today's global village, with its world wide economy, a highly skilled and well-educated workforce is critical to national competitiveness, growth and long-term survival. The West Germans understand this concept well. Their educational system is structured to meet this goal and provides many lessons for U.S. educational reform. Brief summary: (1) introduces the above thesis and describes the framework of the sections to follow. (2) describes the general concepts, policies, and structure of the educational system. (3) examines the characteristics and curricula of the various schools in some detail. (4) identifies some current issues that affect the functioning of the educational system; this is followed by a brief agenda for future German action. (5) suggests lessons to be learned from the German system and recommendations for U.S. educational reform.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *GERMANY , GLOBAL , POLICIES , COMPETITION , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , WEST GERMANY , TEACHING METHODS , CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY) , ECONOMIC IMPACT , LESSONS LEARNED , SCHOOLS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE