ERIC Number: ED369702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Co-Operation for Reinforcing the Development of Education in Europe (CORDEE). Final Report of the Regional Consultation Meeting (Paris, February 12-15, 1991).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This report discusses a meeting to examine proposals for a new European program in the field of education. The assistant director for education stressed the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) concern that its attempt at developing cooperation in the field of education in Europe may build up yet another new bureaucracy and result in a duplication of effort or diversion of funds from efforts on behalf of developing countries. When discussing the agenda, the participants fully supported the initiative taken by UNESCO for the development of educational cooperation in Europe, and set out the methodological principles that should govern those new activities. They emphasized the need to pay greatest attention to: (1) the current priority needs of Central and Eastern European states within the framework of their reform process; and (2) establish direct and multiple contacts between educational communities that have been kept apart from each other for too long by the arbitrary division of Europe. The participants recommended that efforts to reinforce the inter- and intra-regional exchanges and joint actions should focus on specific subjects in the following priority areas: (1) education for all, meeting basic learning needs; (2) strengthening educational exchange to cope with changes brought about by the upheavals in Europe through learning of foreign languages, democratic practices, education relating to human rights, peace education, civic education, multicultural education, school text revision, and teacher training, and environmental education; and (3) including higher education among the group's activities. The working document for the meeting elaborating on the three priority areas is included. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Multicultural Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).