ERIC Number: ED222396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Major Project in the Field of Education in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: Its Objectives, Characteristics, and Methods of Action.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.
A major project intended to improve education in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries is described. Representatives from the various countries participated in intergovernmental meetings and reached an agreement that there was a need for a project to meet unsatisfied basic educational needs by the year 2000. The specific project objectives are: (1) to ensure that by 1999 all school-age children receive schooling and are provided with a minimum of 8 to 10 years' general education; (2) to eradicate illiteracy before the end of the century and to develop and extend educational services for adults; and (3) to improve the quality and efficiency of educational systems by carrying out the necessary reforms. The project will give priority to the least privileged population groups and will involve changes and innovations in the orientation, content, and methods of education. For example, heritage and cultural values will be taught and the teaching of science and technology will be improved. Each country's own efforts will be supported by intercountry, subregional, regional, and international cooperation. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, International Programs, Lifelong Learning, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation
OREALC, Centro de Documentacion, Enrique Delpiano 2058, Santiago de Chile, Casilla 3187, Santiago, Chile (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.
Identifiers: Caribbean Islands; Latin America
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility throughout original document.