ERIC Number: ED480260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Quality and Learning: Perspectives from Development Co-Operation. A Report from the Meeting of the International Working Group on Education (IWGE) (Florence, Italy, June 13-16, 2000).
The International Working Group on Education met in Florence, Italy, in June 2000. Participants came from 28 institutions representing 10 international agencies or institutions, 1 foundation, and 14 bilateral agencies. This publication is a summary of the proceedings of that meeting. Meeting participants reviewed progress on the Education for All Forum, examined the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on societies and their education systems, described progress on the implementation of sectorwide approaches to development assistance, and discussed issues related to improving the quality of learning. Proceedings were divided into three themes. Theme 1 gave the representatives of donor agencies the opportunity to report on any significant changes in policy since their previous meeting. Theme 2 concentrated on improving the quality of learning and divided into four sessions: (1) a session on what constitutes quality learning; (2) a session on quality and early-childhood development; (3) a session on organizing local support for learning; and (4) a session on learning and knowledge-sharing in education and the role of evaluation research and assessment. Theme 3 examined sectorwide approaches to education development assistance. Appended are a list of participants, a detailed program of the sessions, and a list of papers produced for the meeting. (WFA)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Community Support, Early Childhood Education, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Information Management, Nongovernmental Organizations, Public Agencies
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, International Inst. for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France. Web site: http://www.unesco.org/iiep.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.