ERIC Number: ED204042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Opportunities for Girls and Boys. Recommendations of the European Conference (Malta, November 1979).
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
European member organizations of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP) held their annual conference in Malta in November 1979. The importance of an industrial committee of teachers to serve as the advisory body of the European Trade Union Confederation was emphasized. A resolution was adopted to strengthen WCOTP action to fight cuts in education expenditure. A recommendation was adopted concerning equality of opportunity for girls and boys, stressing co-education, equal opportunities for technical and domestic studies, removal of selection for courses which preempt later choice of courses, and equal access to all options. In view of a major project to be carried out in the European region next year on preparation for life, the Conference adopted proposed recommendations on cultural activities as internal guidelines on participation in cultural activities and self-development, to be integrated in future work on overall preparation for life. Good cooperation with other inter-governmental organizations was noted. Plans for a 1981 joint meeting with three other international teachers' organizations were announced, and by-elections were held to fill two vacancies on the European Committee. An amendment was made in the bylaws for European Cooperation within WCOTP regarding filling of vacancies in the period between conferences. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Males, Program Content, Self Actualization, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Associations
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).