ERIC Number: ED469213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
CONFINTEA: Follow-Up Report to the General Conference of UNESCO.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
The Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) and its "Hamburg Declaration" and "Agenda for the Future" have already had demonstrable impacts in various areas of adult education policy and practice. The following are among the specific areas and activities developed as a result of CONFINTEA: (1) promotion of a new vision of adult learning based on the premises of equal focus on local culture and global context and equal focus on identity and equality; (2) creating a culture of lifelong learning (the One Hour a Day Campaign, Adult Learners' Week); (3) gender equity (Education Watch; monitoring and evaluation from a gender perspective; regional follow-up on gender and adult education); (4) empowering people (programs for prisoners; programs for older persons; literacy programs in developing countries and in industrialized countries; programs for indigenous populations); (5) building networks (development of the worldwide Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network [ALADIN]; information and communication technologies; programs involving museums and libraries); and (6) facing challenges of the future (democracy, peace, and gender; environment and population; the changing world of work; opening formal institutions to adults). Issues to be addressed and further strategies are discussed. Lists of 13 Internet sources and 25 print sources of additional information on CONFINTEA follow-up are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Conferences, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Planning, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Equal Education, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, International Organizations, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Trend Analysis, Womens Education, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/folloeng.pdf. For full text (in French): http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/follofra.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa