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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.)
close this folderAppendices
close this folder2. Framework for Action
close this folderPrinciples of Action
close this folder1. Priority Action at National Level
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1.1 Assessing Needs and Planning Action
View the document1.2 Developing a Supportive Policy Environment
View the document1.3 Designing Policies to Improve Basic Education
View the document1.4 Improving Managerial, Analytical and Technological Capacities
View the document1.5 Mobilizing Information and Communication Channels
View the document1.6 Building Partnerships and Mobilizing Resource's

1.5 Mobilizing Information and Communication Channels

27. New possibilities are emerging which already show a powerful impact on meeting basic learning needs, and it is clear that the educational potential of these new possibilities has barely been tapped. These new possibilities exist largely as a result of two converging forces, both recent by-products of the general development process. First, the quantity of information available in the world - much of it relevant to survival and basic well-being - is exponentially greater than that available only a few years ago, and the rate of its growth is accelerating. A synergistic effect occurs when important information is coupled with a second modern advance - the new capacity to communicate among the people of the world. The opportunity exists to harness this force and use it positively, consciously, and with design, in order to contribute to meeting defined learning needs.