ERIC Number: ED236310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting of Experts to Consider Ways and Means of Taking the Workers' Interests into Consideration When Formulating and Implementing Adult Education Policies (Paris, France, April 25-29, 1983).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
At a UNESCO meeting of representatives of international nongovernmental workers and cooperative organizations, the delegates laid particular emphasis on the correlation between political, economic, and social problems on the one hand, and educational, cultural, and training activities on the other. The participants especially stressed the need for increased priority to be given to economic and vocational education, provided through trade union and cooperative organizations; for agricultural and industrial workers; craftspersons, manual workers, and intellectual workers; unemployed persons; and the increasing number of workers obliged to change jobs. The delegates reported a need to encourage self-reliance in the developing countries, self-help activities in rural and urban areas, and measures to reduce unemployment and promote self-management or worker participation in the management of cooperatives and companies. The role and prominence of transnational corporations in relation to people's lives, and particularly in relation to the working population, was also highlighted with a request for more study of the effects of these corporations throughout the world. The delegates stressed the significance of education in social change, in technological change, and in relationship to the creation of world peace. They stressed the participation of workers' and peasants' organizations in the conception and implementation of educational policies and created a series of recommendations for adult education. These recommendations cover the aims and roles of adult education, the target groups, the content, the methods and materials, the institutional forms, the role and participation of trade unions, cooperatives, popular educational movements, and suggestions for action. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperatives, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Industrial Structure, Labor Demands, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Unemployment, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).