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World education report 1995
World education reports; 3
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Oxford : Unesco, 1995
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This is the third edition of a biennial series aiming to present broad but concise analysis of major trends and policy issues in education in the world today. The underlying theme of the 1995 Report is education's contribution to human solidarity. The main focus is on educational opportunities for women and girls, which in virtually all countries have tended to be more limited than those for males. This basic imbalance in the upbringing of men and women has undoubtedly had consequences for the form and character of social cohesion in every society, affecting human solidarity at the fundamental level.

This Report examines global trends and developments in female access to formal education in both industrial and developing countries, focusing in particular on male-female disparities and `gaps' in key indicators (literacy rates, enrolment ratios, years of schooling, school retention and dropout, fields of study), as well as on girls' experience of the educational process itself and on the relationship between this process and adult life chances. The Report closes with a brief review of the various measures being taken in different countries to teach those principles of peace, human rights and democracy that finally must constitute the fabric of human solidarity at the global level.

The Appendices include a unique set of statistics - World Education Indicators - giving country-by- country data on key aspects of education in over 180 countries, as well as summary tables by major world region. Also included is a complete listing of UNESCO's reports, publications and periodicals concerning education in the period 1993-1995.

Author Notes

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946 UNESCO was created in 1946 to promote world peace by focusing on the areas of culture and communication, education, natural sciences, and social and human sciences. This is an agency of the United Nations and works closely with them and other intergovernmental organizations. They focus their activities towards three groups: women, African countries, and underdeveloped countries. Their programs include achieving education for everyone, establishing peace through education, promoting a free flow of information between countries, protecting natural and cultural heritage, and supporting the expression of cultural identities.

UNESCO has representatives from 181 member states that are the decision making body of the General Conference. The Executive Board has representatives from 51 member states and meets twice and year. In between the sessions of the Executive Board, the General Conference supervises the execution of their 2-year programs. The programs are executed the Secretariat, which is headed by the Director General. The Director General is appointed for a six-year term.

(Bowker Author Biography)