ERIC Number: ED406299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Education for International Understanding: An Idea Gaining Ground.
Nkake, Lucie-Mami Noor
This brochure is a partial follow-up to the 44th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE), "Appraisal and Perspectives of Education for International Understanding," held in 1994 in Geneva, Switzerland. While borrowing extensively from conference material (such as the speeches by heads of delegations, replies by member states to an International Bureau of Education (IBE) pre-conference survey, national reports, and round-table summaries), this brochure also includes personal ideas, experience, and opinions on important matters in today's countries: human rights, peace, and democracy. Despite the complexity of the challenges facing a rapidly changing world, the range of actions described in this work reflect a common will and offer further suggestions for a "new philosophy of education," that would incorporate some positive moral values common to all countries. With the dawning of the 21st century, bringing people closer together through what they have in common, through the incomparable wealth of their diversity, could be one of the keys to the creation of "a lifelong school, open to the world, in the service of mankind" (Jacques Muhlethaler, founder of the World Association for the School as an Instrument of Peace). Specific sections of the brochure include: "Why this brochure?"; "Foreword: A Common Will"; "Towards the New Millennium--An Idea Gaining Ground"; "For a New Philosophy of Education"; "A World That Is Many and One: The Other's Viewpoint"; "Development and a Culture of Peace"; "From Rhetoric to Practice for an Applied Peace"; and"Conquering New Areas for Education for Peace." Contains sources and several notes. (CB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Cultural Exchange, Democratic Values, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Freedom, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Global Education, International Cooperation, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Moral Values, Peace, World Affairs, World History
International Bureau of Education, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
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