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Progress Achieved towards

Illiteracy Eradication (1997-2007)

6/1 Expectations behind the sixth Convention for Adults’ Education (Future Horizons):

The sixth convention for adults’ education (Future Horizons) occurs considerably in a very momentous time, in that it comes in the middle of the international IE decade, which was released first by UN. In addition, Future Horizons takes place coincidently with the international framework perspective about Learning for All, which was released first in Dakar in the year 2000.

Expectations behind this convention, which focuses on an important issue about illiteracy eradication and adults education, which forms a real challenge to all countries and organizations, are as follows:

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    Reminding nations about their domestic, regional, and international commitments regarding illiteracy eradication.

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    Call up for official and non-official national and regional efforts for the sake of achieving Future Horizons’ goals.

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    Evaluation of existent achievements according to specific criteria to spot the factors that could help.

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    Determination of all obstacles and difficulties that some countries are facing in education and illiteracy eradication.

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    Elicitation of prominent efforts and achievement towards minimizing differences between males and females, and to create up some balance towards illiteracy eradication.

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    Unification and familiarization of all terminologies used in the fields of illiteracy eradication and adult education.

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    Determination of age category, upon which illiteracy rate is universally detected, and urging commitment of nations and organizations.

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    Updating of statistical enumerations, ratios, and educational indications in the domain of illiteracy eradication separately in every country.


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