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This film looks at Sweden's developing programme of recurrent education. The film looks at some of the different schemes of adult education and some of the teaching materials produced.
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Module code and title: E221, Decision making in British education systems
Item code: E221; 08; 1976
First transmission date: 26-09-1976
Published: 1976
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Duration: 00:23:44
Note: E221/08(1976) is a recut of 1974 version includes an interview with Prime Minister Olof Palme.
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Producer: Ken Little
Contributor: Bob Bell
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Agneta Kern; Anna Brown; Anne Ryman; Ereno Kasimir; Folke Halden; Olaf Palme; Political parties; Recruitment; Recurrent/adult education; Runo Skolan; Sweden; Teaching material; Temperance societies; Trade unions; TRU; Ulla Martins
Footage description: Shots of Swedish Royal Guard band playing to crowd of people in Stockholm. Bell introduces the subject of the programme - Sweden's programme of recurrent education. Prime Minister Olof Palme explains how Sweden's resources are deployed in education. He gives a potted history of the development of adult education. Various shots of workmen - driving forklift truck, mending escalators, welding. Bell shows how important recurrent education is in Sweden, why it is done, who runs it etc. Shots of posters advertising education programmes, and of students at the Runo Skolan run by a large trade union. Bell continues to outline the extent of the education programmes, the massive support it receives and how it is also underpinned by government legislation and retraining centres. Palme comments on motivation. Bell talks to Kasimir about the Runo Skolan. He asks Kern and Ryman why they are doing the courses, how they found them etc. Palme comments on job prospects and the effect on the labour market of the adult education programme. More shots of students working at Runo. Bell explains the role of TRU which produces a lot of the audio-visual materials in use in adult education. Shots of studios, cameramen, etc. Bell outlines how recruiting is done, often at work, for the courses. Palme comments on recruitment and social barriers in education. Bell talks to Brown about the English classes she runs for ABF, a large union, how many people it involves, how successful they are etc, Halden talks about the employers' attitudes, how they cope, how they are involved, etc. Shots of teacher with students. Bell explains how all age groups are taught in the same class. He interviews Martins about this and the problem it causes. He then asks some mature students why they are studying and how well they get on with the younger students. Bell concludes by asking Halden to explain why the Swedes in general both employees and employers, favour this recurrent education idea Credits over game of chess being played on giant size board.
Master spool number: 6HT/72229
Production number: 00525_6058
Videofinder number: 3447
Available to public: no