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Colección:
La Educación
Número: (129-131) I,III
Año: 1998

Objectives

In keeping with the Strategic Plan for Partnership for Development 1997-2001 and in follow-up to the Plan of Action of the II Summit, the Inter-American Program of Education seeks to:
  • Support the formulation of public policies designed to universalize access to a quality education for all sectors of the population, with special concern for at-risk groups.
  • Promote the execution of specific support programs targeting socio-economically at-risk boys, girls, youth and adults through actions sufficient to address the magnitude of their needs.
  • Intensify multidisciplinary and inter-institutional work for the purpose of improving coordination among sectors and international organizations.
  • Stimulate the increasing application of reliable measures of educational efficiency.
  • Promote an educational policy that considers human rights, education for peace and democratic values, equality of opportunity and rights between men and women, and gender equity.
  • Support the design of training and specialization programs for teachers, administrators and other educational personnel, for the purpose of achieving the competence levels necessary to respond to the demands of a relevant education of high quality.
  • Synthesize information derived from experiences in educational reform and disseminate it throughout the region in order to accelerate the process of change and the modernization of educational institutions.
  • Contribute to the identification, synthesis and diffusion of successful innovations in education for work and youth development, and share the evaluations of such activities.
  • Promote the collaboration of institutions dedicated to educational development as related to citizenship, multicultural societies and sustainable development.
  • Support programs designed to increase the use of communication and information technologyto improve the quality of education, especially with respect to teachers’ training.
  • Promote the consolidation and collaboration of institutions dedicated to indigenous education.
  • Provide support for the development of the educational systems of countries in especially difficult economic circumstances.