ERIC Number: ED427151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Adult Education for All. Minority and Indigenous Communities at CONFINTEA V (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997). Seminar Report.
Minority Rights Group, London (England).
Ten themes were explored at the Fifth World Conference on Adult Education: (1) adult learning and democracy; (2) improving the conditions and quality of adult learning; (3) ensuring the universal right to literacy and basic education; (4) adult learning, gender equality and equity, and the empowerment of women; (5) adult learning and the changing world of work; (6) adult learning in relation to environment, health, and population; (7) adult learning, culture, media, and new information technologies; (8) adult learning for all; (9) the economics of adult learning; and (10) enhancing international cooperation and solidarity. Some 1,500 government and nongovernmental organization representatives, adult education researchers, and practitioners took part in the conference. Issues of concern identified by the participants in the conference and the minorities working group included the following: civic education of majority, heterogeneous, and minority communities; curriculum reform; economic survival and control of natural resources; empowerment; engagement of community, monitoring, and evaluation; entitlement to basic education; minority victims; involvement of women; minorities' land rights; minority languages; minority materials; national schools; nomads and literacy; own history and cultural heritage; regional issues; and training minority communities. The conference also produced a Declaration on Adult Learning and an Agenda for the Future. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Civil Rights, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Discrimination
Minority Rights Group International, 379 Brixton Road, London SW9 7DE, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minority Rights Group, London (England).