ERIC Number: ED353177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers Report (11th, Barbados, 29 October-2 November 1991).
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference at which delegations from 40 Commonwealth countries and 7 dependent territories gathered. The principal theme of the conference was "Improving the Quality of Basic Education." The first part of the report presents the findings of ministerial committees on four theme topics: (1) better schools and better classrooms; (2) better support and services; (3) education beyond formal schooling; and (4) management and resources. The theme of "Higher Education Cooperation" was also addressed, with the ministers devoting particular attention to a proposal for the creation of the Commonwealth Higher Education Support Scheme (CHESS). This document includes a report of a working party on the Commonwealth of Learning and extracts of a working paper on the Secretariat's Work Programme in Education. The report also includes the texts of seven addresses made to the conference and four appendices: conference agenda, conference timetable, conference documentation, and conference participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, International Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).