ERIC Number: ED328499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Teachers' Views on World Issues: A Digest of the Policies of WCOTP.
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
This document summarizes the policies of the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP) in relation to a wide range of topics affecting education and the status of teachers. Topical areas are covered in four sections: education, teachers, women, and contemporary world issues. Section 1, "Education," looks at basic (compulsory) education, education and the world of work, equality of educational opportunities, early childhood education, education of indigenous peoples, technical and vocational education, educational financing, education of the disabled, school libraries, and education and development. Section 2, "Teachers," discusses teacher education; status of teachers; teachers and educational policy; teacher involvement in the development of textbooks and social programs; teachers and new social, scientific, and technological challenges; teachers' rights; trade union rights; teachers' working conditions; and international unity of the teaching profession. Section 3, "Women," emphasizes women in education; women and girls in scientific, technical, and vocational education; women in the teaching profession; women in teachers' organizations; and women in the wider society. Section 4, "Contemporary World Issues," comments on apartheid, world peace, human rights, north-south economic relations, and education for a global community. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).