ERIC Number: ED368640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Universalization of Education and Improvement of Its Quality and Relevance To Prepare for the 21st Century.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This document provides information and ideas intended to assist the ministers of education and those responsible for economic planning in the Arab States in deliberations and the formulation of recommendations. After an introduction, chapter 1 briefly reviews the achievements of the first four conferences, summarizes developments, and outlines some of the resulting trends and problems. Chapter 2 deals with the universalization and renewal of basic education and the eradication of illiteracy and recounts efforts made at regional and international levels for the provision of basic education for all. Chapter 3 addresses the provision of educational opportunities to special and underprivileged groups and suggests a number of measures to improve the conditions of such groups. Chapter 4 looks at the role of postsecondary and higher education in basic education and literacy programs. The fifth and final chapter provides an overview of regional and international co-operation for educational development and presents a series of questions for the conference. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Arab States; UNESCO
Note: Material prepared for the discussion at the Meeting of the Ministers of Education and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in the Arab States (5th, Cairo, Egypt, 19-22 January 1991).