ERIC Number: ED435020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Enhancing International Cooperation and Solidarity. 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.
The booklet reports a shift of emphasis in international cooperation from assistance to partnership, participation, networking, and mutuality. Workshop participants stressed that these concepts, which are central to adult learning, need to be taken all the more seriously at a time of increasing economic globalization and accelerating development in the field of information and communications. The booklet concludes that international cooperation will be based on existing institutions, structures, and networks. According to the booklet, the challenge of a global economy must be met through global cooperation by doing the following: (1) promoting lifelong learning, taking into account advantages in terms of flexibility, diversity, and availability at different times and in different places; (2) enhancing the new vision of adult learning that is holistic and cross-sectoral; (3) expanding the capacities of governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector; (4) promoting an understanding of international human rights as the framework for the global society; and (5) governments must act on the consensus of multinational organizations that all development projects should include adult learning components. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Web site: http://www.education.unesco.org/uie
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 079 178-205.