ERIC Number: ED382773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Women, Literacy, and Development: Challenges for the 21st Century. A Report on the World Assembly of the International Council for Adult Education (5th, Cairo, Egypt, September 15-23, 1994).
Cassara, Beverly B.
The World Assembly addressed the theme of women, literacy, and development from the perspectives of international leaders, countries, and the host country. Critical issues related to education, social and political status, and the environment, poverty, and population were treated in plenary sessions; afternoon workshops were held on such topics as the following: production of literacy materials, adult education and literacy research, preparations for the World Summit on Social Development and Fourth World Conference on Women, education for human rights, women's rights and democracy in the Arab region, literacy and empowerment, women and violence, literacy and the media, gender planning in literacy and adult education, and international cooperation. The six-point final declaration of the assembly related to these issues: recognition of diversity within literacy; obstacles women and girls face in access to education; need for a unified, comprehensive strategy for education for all; special youth programs; need for updated, action-oriented research; and advocacy for literacy. Highlights of the secretary-general's report of International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) activities included establishment of priority concerns, publications, acting as a major consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and outreach efforts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A