ERIC Number: ED435012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Population Issues in the Post-Cairo Context. Adult Learning in the Context of Environment, Health and Population. 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 discusses the future directions of adult education in the field of population issues. Particular emphasis is on the continuing need to interpret the post-1994 Cairo conference paradigmatic shift, from a strictly demographic focus towards a new vision of development and gender rights. Section 1 discusses reproductive rights in the post-Cairo context and the key role adult education should play in providing women and men with the information about their options and in empowering them to make reproductive choices. Section 2 addresses how reproductive choices and information available will be conditioned by different cultural contexts and, in particular, by different belief systems. Section 3 stresses that the subject of sexuality should be treated as private and confidential in the adult learning context. Section 4 focuses on the relationship between men and women and emphasizes that women's empowerment is crucial. Section 5 considers AIDS education and how it is closely linked to issues of reproductive rights, women's empowerment, responsible sexuality, and adult learning. (YLB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Cultural Context, Decision Making, Educational Opportunities, Empowerment, Family Planning, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Freedom, Health Education, Individual Power, Reproduction (Biology), Role of Education, Self Determination, Sexuality, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Chile; Nigeria