ERIC Number: ED474138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Gender Equality in Basic Education: Major Challenges in Meeting Dakar EFA Goals. Regional Seminar in Asia (Kyoto, Japan, November 28-30, 2001).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.
A regional UNESCO seminar aimed to follow up on the goals set at the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 and to contribute to the "Ten Year UN Girls' Education Initiative" (UNGEI). The seminar established three primary aims: (1) to develop a regional cooperation mechanism or network of Education for All (EFA) gender focal points, to reinforce and support countries' efforts to achieve gender equality and eliminate gender gaps in basic education; (2) to plan network activities at regional and country levels; and (3) to promote intra-regional and inter-regional exchange of ideas and information among those involved in gender equality in education. Fifteen Asian countries participated in the seminar. Welcoming speakers highlighted the urgent need for improvement in girls' education, as well as gender equality in basic education, and stressed the importance of regional cooperation in Education for All, with special reference to the preparation of national EFA action plans as stipulated in the Dakar framework for action. This seminar report contains four sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Summaries of Statements and Presentations"; (3) "Regional Cooperation and Networking to Achieve Gender Equity and Equality in Basic Education"; and (4) "Conclusions and Recommendations." Annexes are: (1) "List of Participants"; (2) "Seminar Agenda"; (3) "Country Summaries"; and (4) "Opening Address." (BT)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Regional Cooperation, Sex Fairness
PROAP Information Programmes and Services, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Bangkok 10110 Thailand. Tel: 66-02-391-0577; Fax: 66-02-3910-866; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/. For full text: http://www.unescobkk.org/ips/ebooks/documents/efagender/full.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.