ERIC Number: ED332278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What School for Africa in the Year 2000? Report of the Proceedings of the Pan-African Conference on Education (Yaounde, Cameroon, April 2-9, 1984).
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
The Pan-African Conference on Education was organized by the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession, with the cooperation of UNESCO and many other groups. The conference invited representatives of teacher organizations and education ministries in both English- and French-speaking African countries. Of the 26 African countries invited, 23 attended. The conference had three objectives: (1) to create a cross-fertilization of ideas on projections of educational prospects, practices, and methodologies for African schooling in the year 2000; (2) to synthesize recommendations of the Kampala and Niamey Conference in line with all the relevant UNESCO conference declarations and recommendations; and (3) to bring together African educators in both policy-making and practitioner sectors to foster a spirit of cooperation in policy formulation, planning, and execution of educational programs. After four welcoming addresses by educational leaders, the keynote address "What Must the African School Be in the Year 2000?" was presented by M. Souleymane N'Diaye, a representative of the Director General of UNESCO. The emphasis was on the kinds of cultural and moral lessons necessary for making a person useful in society. This presentation was followed by declarations and recommendations from past conferences and by three panel discussions and numerous other papers. Opening and closing speeches are also appended. (MLH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).