ERIC Number: ED217136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Emphases for Adult Education in the Caribbean in the Eighties. Final Report on a Meeting of Experts from Adult Education Institutions in the Caribbean (Castries, St. Lucia, September 1-6, 1980).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.
A meeting was held in St. Lucia in September, 1980, at which representatives of Caribbean countries discussed the present state and future progress of adult education in the region. The meeting viewed adult education as a vital part of national and regional development. Meeting participants stressed the following four themes: (1) political changes that require adult education in order that the people may understand and be involved in the developmental process; (2) the continuing economic development of the countries and their growing industries; (3) the growing unrest of youth and the spread of new behavioral patterns, requiring new approaches to education; and (4) environmental conditions, especially natural disasters, which have increased the need for education for disaster preparedness at national and regional levels. Innovations in adult education noted in some of the countries included literacy education, pre-university academic courses, and technical and vocational training. Recommendations were made for the integration of adult education in the overall administrative structure of the countries, for needed legislation supporting adult education, for mutual assistance between the formal and nonformal systems of education, for administrative structures for adult education, for sound financing of adult education, for research into adult education needs and structures, for a research library and communication center, and for training for adult education teachers. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.