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close this bookWorld Conference on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs - Final Report (UNICEF - UNDP - UNESCO - WB - WCEFA, 1990, 129 p.)
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View the documentSponsors of the World Conference on Education for All
View the documentPreface
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close this folder1. Education for All: An Overview
View the documentThe EFA Initiative
View the documentThe Conference
View the documentProgramme Structure and Index
close this folder2. Education for All: The Context - Summary of the Opening Session
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View the documentA Unique Opportunity
View the documentExternal Debt, Optimization of Resources
View the documentBasic Education: Broadening the Concept
View the documentVision, Will, Partnerships
View the documentA Focus on Human Development
close this folder3. Education for All: The Consensus-Building - Summary of Interventions in the Plenary Commission
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View the documentConvictions
close this folderConcerns
View the documentMaking a Difference
View the documentEducation for All: Realities
View the documentEducation in Context
View the documentBasic Education - A Foundation
View the documentFocus on Effective Learning
View the documentBalancing Priorities: Basic and Higher Education
View the documentNew Models of Cooperation and Partnership
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close this folderCommitments
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View the documentNational Action, International Support
View the documentCommitments of the Sponsors
View the documentEnlarging the Global Resource Pool
close this folder4. Education for All: The Components - Summary of Roundtables
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View the documentThe Purpose
close this folderAn Expanded Vision
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View the documentIncreasing Access and Equity
View the documentA Focus on Learning
View the documentBroadening the Scope of Basic Education.
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close this folderThe Requirements
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View the documentBuilding National Technical Capacity
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View the documentMobilizing Financial Resources
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close this folder5. Education for All: Call to Action - Summary of Closing Plenary Session
View the documentCommited Partnerships
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View the documentGuidelines for the Future
View the documentA Beginning, Not an End
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close this folderAppendices
close this folder1. World Declaration on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs
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View the documentPreamble
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View the documentEducation for All: An Expanded Vision and A Renewed Commitment
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close this folder2. Framework for Action
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View the documentIntroduction
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close this folderPrinciples of Action
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close this folder1. Priority Action at National Level
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View the document1.1 Assessing Needs and Planning Action
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View the document1.3 Designing Policies to Improve Basic Education
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close this folder2. Priority Action at Regional Level
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View the document2.1 Exchanging Information, Experience and Expertise
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View the document3.1 Cooperation within the International Context
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View the documentIndicative Phasing of Implementation for the 1990s
View the document3. Statement on the Follow-Up to the World Conference on Education for All
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close this folderAnnexes
View the documentA. Conference Schedule
close this folderB. Roundtables
View the documentThematic Roundtables
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View the documentC. Exhibits
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View the documentF. Composition of the Inter-Agency Commission
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A. Conference Schedule

Monday, 5 March 1990



9:00

Registration of delegates



10:00 - 11:00

Inaugural Session


Statement by H.E. General Tienchai Sirisumpan, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand


Inaugural address by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on behalf of His Majesty the King of Thailand


Presentation of the Education for All initiative and the Conference theme film by Mr. Wadi D. Haddad, Executive Secretary of the Conference



11:00 - 13:00

Opening Plenary Session


Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations read by Mr. S.A.M.S. Kibria, Executive Secretary of ESCAP


Address on behalf of the four core Sponsors by Mr. Federico Mayor, Director-General of UNESCO


Addresses of invited Heads of State:



· H.E. Mr. Husain Muhammad Ershad, President of Bangladesh



· H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Borja Cevallos, President of Ecuador



· H.E. Mr. Daniel Arap Moi, President of Kenya


(short intermission)
Election of Conference officers
Overview of the Conference, by the Executive Secretary



14:30 - 16:00

Roundtables - Session 1


T.1 The Impact of Technological Change on Basic Knowledge and Skills Requirements


T.2 The Effects of Education and Training on Economic and Social Development


I.1 North America: Adult Literacy in Canada and the United States


I.2 Education in Thailand: A Road to Lifelong Learning



15:00 - 18:00

Plenary Commission - Session I



· Election of Drafting Committee



· Presentation of the working documents



· Interventions by regions



16:30 - 18:00

Roundtables - Session 2


T.3 Environmental Education: A Component of Sustainable Development


T.4 Population Education


I.3 Education of the Girl-Child in South Asia


I.4 The Iraqi Experience: Integration between Primary Education, Literacy and Post Literacy



18:30 - 19:00

Opening of the Exhibits



19:30 - 21:30

Dinner Reception


Tuesday, 6 March 1990



9:00 - 10:30

Roundtables - Session 3


T.5 Health in Education for All: Enabling School-Age Children and Adults for Healthy Living


T.6 Understanding Culture: A Precondition for Effective Learning


I.5 The Fight Against Illiteracy: A Challenge for Europe


I.6 Korea: Policy Strategy for Fundamental Literacy and the Thinking Ability Development Project



9:30 - 10:00

Bureau - First Meeting



10:00 - 13:00

Plenary Commission - Session II



· Address by Mr. Barber Conable, President of the World Bank



· Interventions by regions



· Interventions by organizations



10:30 - 13:00

Roundtables - Session 4


T.7 Challenge of Early Childhood Care and Education: An Agenda for Action


T.8 Language Policy in Preschool, Primary School and Adult Literacy Programs


I.7 Mali: Education for All - A Utopia?


I.8 Plan of Action for the Sahel



14:30 - 15:00

Drafting Committee - First Meeting



14:30 - 16:00

Roundtables - Session 5


T.9 School Performance, Nutrition and Health


T.10 Girls' Education: Problems and Solutions


I.9 The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Basic Education through Radio in Latin America


I.10 The Ecuadorian National Plan of Education



15:00 - 18:00

Plenary Commission - Session III



· Interventions by regions



· Interventions by organisations



16:30 - 18:00

Roundtables - Session 6


T.11 Improving Primary Education in Developing Countries: A Review of Policy Options


T.12 Greater Access to Better Quality: Distance Education for Primary School Improvement


I.11 USSR: From Elimination of Illiteracy Towards a New Conception of Literacy on the Threshold of the 21st Century


I.12 Basic Education in Caribbean Schools


Wednesday, 7 March 1990



9:00 - 10:30

Roundtables - Session 7


T.13 Information, Learning, and Grassroots Participation: The Necessary Conditions for Development


T.14 From Research to Action in Basic Education: The Potential of Networking and North-South Networking


I.13 Participatory Learning in the National Literacy Campaign in Nepal and Education for Rural Areas in Afghanistan


I.14 Mobilization of Resources for Education for All: Kenya



9:30 - 10:00

Bureau - Second Meeting



10:00 - 13:00

Plenary Commission - Session IV



· Address by Mr. James Grant, Executive Director of UNICEF



· Address by H.E. Mr. M.A. Gayoom, President of Maldives



· Interventions by regions



· Interventions by organisations



10:30 - 13:00

Roundtables - Session 8


T.15 Economic and Pedagogical Decisions in the Production of Educational Materials.
How to Assure the Highest Quality to the Greatest Number, at an Affordable Cost


T.16 Participatory Community-Based Innovations in Early Childhood Care and Primary Education


I.15 Out-of-School Education in the Caribbean


I.16 Development and Reform of Basic Education in China



12:00

Deadline for submission of proposals concerning the World Declaration and the Framework for Action



14:30 - 16:00

Roundtables - Session 9


T.17 The Teacher: Decisive Actor in Providing Education for All


T.18 Using Assessment to Improve Learning


I.17 The Colombian New School Programme: An Active and Flexible Approach to Basic Education in the Rural Areas


I.18 Zimbabwe: Political Mobilization in Enhancing Basic Education in a Newly Independent Nation



15:00 - 18:00

Plenary Commission - Session V



· Address by Mr. William Draper III, Administrator of UNDP



· Interventions by regions



· Interventions by organisations



15:00 - 18:00

Drafting Committee - Second Meeting



16:30 - 18:00

Roundtables - Session 10


T.19 Mobilizing for Empowerment Through Education: A New Battle Plan


T.20 The Role of NGOs in Literacy


I.19 USA: Program Assessment and Indicators for Education Policy


I.20 The Development of Japan's Modern Education with Particular Reference to Primary Education


Thursday, 8 March 1990



8:00 - 17:00

Host Country Day: Visits to schools and villages in the area around Jomtien



9:00 - 15:00

Drafting Committee - Third Meeting


Friday, 9 March 1990



9:00 - 10:00

Plenary Commission - Session V continued



· Interventions by region



· Interventions by organization



9:00 - 10:30

Roundtables - Session 11


T.21 Creating Capacity for Educational Progress: Empowering the Education Manager


T.22 Educating All the Children: The Financial Challenge for the 1990s


I.21 The Educational System of Morocco: Restructuring and Reform


I.22 Education for All: The Philippine Plan of Action 1990-2000



9:30 - 10:00

Bureau - Third Meeting



10:00 - 12:00

Plenary Commission - Session VI



· Oral Report of the Drafting Committee by H.E. Ambassador Francois Nordman, Co-Rapporteur-General



· Approval of the final text of the World Declaration and the Framework for Action



11:00 - 12:30

Roundtables - Session 12


T.23 The Struggle for Adult Literacy: A Review of Experiences


T.24 Continuation of T22


I.23 Coping with the Crisis in Education in Nigeria


I.24 Plan of Action for Education Reform in Jordan



15:00 - 17:00

Closing Plenary Session



· Oral report of the Rapporteurs-General on the work of the Conference, by Mrs. Esi Sutherland-Addy, Co-Rapporteur-General



· Adoption of the World Declaration and Framework for Action



· Calls to action by:




· Mr. Anil Bordia, for Asia and the Pacific




· Ms. Evelyn Kurithara Philbrook, for the NGOs present




· H.E. Mr. Alaziamina Nzege, for Africa



· Statement on goals and challenges for the future, by Mr. James Grant, Executive Director of UNICEF



· Statement on behalf of the four Sponsors, by Mr. Federico Mayor, Director-General of UNESCO



· Statement on behalf of the Host Country, by H.E. General Mana Ratanakoses, Minister of Education of Thailand



· Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Conference, Mr. Wadi D. Haddad



· Closing remarks by the Acting President, H.E. Mr. Josef Hromadka



· Vote of thanks, by H.E. Senator Hon. Carlyle Dunkley



· Conference theme song prepared by Nigerian Delegation and presented by Thai dance group



· Formal closing of the Conference.