ERIC Number: ED334024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Round Table on the Complementarity of Formal and Non-Formal Approaches at the Primary Education Level (Hamburg, Germany, October 1-4, 1990). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This report summarizes the deliberations and presents the proposals which were the products of a UNESCO-sponsored round table conference. Representatives from 15 countries and several regional and international organizations attended the conference. The objectives and expected outcomes of the conference are listed, and its organization and development are described. The proposed agenda and some guiding questions for discussion are listed. The initial plenary session debated several issues, including the flexible approach of nonformal education, the eradication of illiteracy and the universalization of education, and the education of girls and women. Working groups analyzed specific themes, including allocation of resources, training of teachers, and the specific characteristics of nonformal education that have contributed to its effectiveness. Recommendations for the consideration of member states were made, on such topics as: (1) national policy commitment to nonformal approaches to education; (2) materials and methods for both formal and nonformal education; (3) publicity and public relations on behalf of the need for nonformal approaches; and (4) community participation and self-management. Areas for further research were suggested. Special recommendations concerning women and children were made. A list of participants is included. The opening address by A. V. Ordonex, which is partly in English and partly in French and asserts that everyone has a right to education, is also provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, International Cooperation, Nonformal Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Refugees, School Community Relationship, Womens Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers: West Germany (Hamburg)