ERIC Number: ED200479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-28
European Regional Seminar on Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation Concerning Education for International Understanding, Co-operation and Peace and Education Relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Sofia, Bulgaria, 15-20 October 1979). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This document is the final report of the Unesco seminar on international understanding. The major purposes of the seminar were twofold: (1) to evaluate implementation of human rights and peace-related recommendations within Unesco member nations since 1974 and (2) to suggest how to develop and implement more effective human rights/international understanding approaches in the context of traditional and out-of-school education. The seminar was attended by 21 educational experts from 15 Unesco member nations and by 14 observers from Bulgaria. Presentation of status reports from the 15 nations represented at the seminar indicated that member states had been successful in implementing the 1974 recommendations in various ways, particularly in the areas of promoting the study of world issues and concentrating on helping young people think rationally about social and political issues. Suggestions for making education for international understanding and peace even more effective in the future included helping teachers acquire professional skills in the area of international understanding, fostering a climate of tolerance within classrooms, providing resources and release time to teachers so they can develop curriculum, initiating more cooperative ventures among Unesco member states, encouraging teacher and student exchanges, increasing out-of-school opportunities such as Unesco clubs and summer camps, and including the organization of a World Congress on Education for International Understanding in Unesco's program for 1981-83. A directory of seminar participants and observers concludes the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).