ERIC Number: ED434993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Cultural Citizenship in the 21st Century: Adult Learning and Indigenous Peoples. Adult Learning and the Challenges of the 21st Century. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, examines cultural citizenship in the 21st century: adult learning, and indigenous peoples. The booklet begins with an introduction and overview of the current situation of indigenous peoples throughout the world, including recent changes in thinking with regard to indigenous peoples. Three approaches to human rights for indigenous peoples are considered: the concept of universal human rights; the system of protection of minorities within existing states; and peoples' rights to self-determination. The following four pillars of learning with regard to indigenous peoples are explored: (1) learning to be (the right to self-identification and self-definition); (2) learning to know (the right to self-knowledge); (3) learning to do (the right to self-development); and (4) learning to live together (the right to self-determination). The six recommendations for follow-up that conclude the booklet include calls for the following: (1) making basic educational competencies in indigenous languages and in the national and global languages of communication a fundamental entitlement; (2) including bilingual intercultural education in national adult learning systems; (3) having indigenous peoples participate in the design of adult learning opportunities and materials; and (4) addressing indigenous peoples' cultural heritage and histories in curricula. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Indigenous Populations, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 178-206.