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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 folder3. Education for All: The Consensus-Building - Summary of Interventions in the Plenary Commission
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Making a Difference

Delegates were concerned that the World Conference make a difference. While the goal of Education for All may not be new, the hope was expressed that henceforth, the determination to achieve the goal will be better shared by all. The Conference should focus on finding viable solutions and new alternatives which would make possible education for all. It should focus also on resource mobilisation for education, rather than on situation-specific technical aspects.

Business as usual" is unacceptable; a new conceptual framework is outlined, one which, according to one delegate:

... entails the formation of a grand alliance in which all sectors participate, with equal responsibility, in the educative task. A new model is required which is innovative, adaptable, close to the realities of community life, and decentralized.