ERIC Number: ED088988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-25
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Summary of the Proceedings of the International Advisory Committee for Out-of-School Education (4th, Paris, May 15-18, 1973).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Advisory Committee for Out-of-School Education.
In an opening address, the Assistant Director-General for Education surveys the problems that new trends in adult education have presented to UNESCO--to integrate more closely adult education activities, to work towards more systematic co-ordination at the international level, and to establish a world-wide documentation network and improved dissemination of professional information. Members of the committee point out the gap existing between the need for basic research and the limited financial and personnel resources allocated to the approved program. The special needs of developing countries to work out adult education policies and programs often involve the training of both specialists and recipients. The mass media in adult education, which in developing countries is the radio, plays an important part. The decisive part that women can play in the development of adult education is, likewise, indicated. It is the view of members that improving the running of existing institutions and establishing suitable adult education institutions in developing countries be given priority over numerous small projects of limited duration and scope. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, International Programs
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Advisory Committee for Out-of-School Education.