ERIC Number: ED212600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
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Redirecting Educational Priorities.
Few nations can claim that education is not a source of conflict. Although education alone cannot overcome all social evils, two problems can be attacked through a redirection of educational policies. The problems of illiteracy and of providing a basic education to all are the objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Illiteracy should be combated by new budgetary priorities, effective use of volunteers, increased involvement of family members, and emphasis on primary education. The right to a basic or general education involves removing material obstacles and revising the structure and content of educational priorities. The process of educational reform should be defined by all participants in its implementation. If the range or scope of the reform is so broad that it creates resistance, the plan is self-defeating. Reform should be consistent with existing structures as much as possible and should be designed to fit in with and further the goals of today's rapidly evolving and complex societies. (FG)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy
Not available separately; see SP 019 598.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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