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Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
¤ Education International ¤ 16 February 2014
Education International (EI) has decided, after eighteen years of policy making through its Congresses and Conferences at the international and regional levels, to develop a comprehensive policy on education. This policy will encapsulate the very essence of what has made EI what it is today and reflect the goals which should underpin an education that is consistent with EI’s traditions. This policy challenges explicitly the narrow, instrumentalist view of education as solely teaching (...) read more

Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
¤ Octavio Kulesz ¤ 17 July 2011
E-books, print on demand, online sales sites, the boom in mobile phones… new technologies are profoundly transforming the way texts circulate. Developing countries, however, which face serious limitations in infrastructure, have a considerable challenge ahead of them. What new actors are emerging in the countries of the South, outside of the powerful platforms already existing in the US, Europe and Japan? Is it conceivable that there may be an autonomous evolution of digital publications (...) read more

The State of the Right to Education Worldwide: Free or Fee
¤ Katerina Tomasevski ¤ 14 April 2008
This report concerns the state of primary education around the world in a country basis. Primary education is the focus of the report because the original reasons for declaring it to be each child’s birthright remain unchanged, despite the fact that actually in many poor countries children could not go to primary school because it is priced out of their reach. The laws, policies and practices in 170 individual countries have been examined to document whether the right to education is (...) read more

Can We Close the Education Gap?
¤ Global Future ¤ September 2007
The right to an education is recognized as one of the most fundamental human rights, benefiting individuals and strengthening whole communities and civilizations. Access to education for all is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national laws. In Millennium Development Goal 2, governments have pledged to ensure that all girls and boys complete a full course of primary schooling; Goal 3 and the "Education For All" goals (...) read more

Education International’s Response to the Global Monitoring Report 2006 on "Literacy for Life"
¤ Education International ¤ September 2006
The world is more than five years, one third of the total period, on its way towards achieving Education For All (EFA), one of the Millennium Development Goals. In light of this, the UN Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2006 examines progress on making the goals on EFA - set down at the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 - a reality. Education International (EI) decided in 2000 to annually produce a report which would provide an update on progress made and challenges still ahead with (...) read more

Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
¤ Edgar Morin ¤ October 1999
If we want the Earth to be able to meet the needs of its human population, society must undergo a transformation. Thus, tomorrow’s world must be fundamentally different than the one we know today. We must therefore work toward building a “feasible future.” Democracy, equality and social justice, and peace and harmony with our natural environment: these must be the key words for this future world. In this context, UNESCO asked Edgar Morin to express his ideas in the very essence of future (...) read more

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