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ERIC Number: ED060313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Pages: 4
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La formacion civica y la educacion de adultos; discurso de inauguracion y recomendaciones (Adult Training for Citizenship and Education; Opening Address and Recommendations).
El Maestro, Mexico, n1 p21-52 Jul 1969
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the Mexican Education Minister's remarks at a conference for adult education. He stated that educational reform was part of a far reaching plan for social reform; he characterized civic training as an all-sector task, transcending confinement to the classroom and embracing the whole of a man's life; he drew attention to the importance of literacy training and to the problem of getting new literates to make regular use of their new found skills; he insisted that Mexican education should become closer to the realities of rural culture; he stressed better teaching methods to bring knowledge closer to adults seeking it. The Conference made a number of recommendations concerning civic training. The scope and objectives of any training should be incorporated in the system of integral education postulated by the Mexican Constitution. Democratic principles should be fostered in the organization of school life. The conference went on to recommend that education for adults must necessarily fall within the concept of permanent and continuous education to promote social change. There should be an expansion of elementary schools both for adults and juveniles. Technical training for workers was another area of discussion. (Author/GDB)
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Identifiers: Mexico