ERIC Number: ED427152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Minority Rights and Training 1997-2000. Report of an International MRG Seminar (Gatwick, United Kingdom, April 10-11, 1997).
Minority Rights Group, London (England).
A conference on minority rights and training held in Gatwick, England, in April 1997 had the following purposes: (1) to explore training about minority rights and the need to make majorities aware of minority rights and attitudes that improve cooperation between communities; and (2) to look at the need for and possibilities of training relief professionals. The main issues discussed in the minority training workshop centered on five themes: the relative merits of local, regional, and international initiatives; is the need for information, awareness raising, or training?; what should training be about?; who should be trained?; and learning from positive and negative experiences. The workshop on training relief professionals working in conflict situations identified seven key areas that might bring positive results: effective tools for relief organizations to identify communities and assess needs; a database of experts on relevant issues; training of relief professionals in a variety of organizations; networking meetings among experts and organizations; more consideration of how to choose local partners; extending training to the wider society; and developing indicators for monitoring progress. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Rights, Community Needs, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Training Methods, Training Objectives
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).