Education for All
Education for All was started in 1990 during the World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, Thailand . Representativies from 155 countries and 150 organizations at this conference all pledged to provide education for all by 2000. The goal was that everyone would “benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs”.
In 2000, member nations met in Dakar, Senegal and evaluated countries, discovering that many had not reached the goal of providing basic education for all. They decided to achieve their goal by 2015, and created 6 solid goals:
The six goals are:
- Goal 1: Expand early childhood care and education (ECCE).
- Goal 2: Provide free and compulsory primary education for all.
- Goal 3: Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults.
- Goal 4: Increase adult literacy by 50 percent.
- Goal 5: Achieve Gender parity by 2005, Gender Equality by 2015.
- Goal 6: Improve the quality of education.
UNESCO has been mandated to lead the movement and coordinate the international efforts to reach Education for All. Governments, development agencies, civil society, non-governmental organisations and the media are but some of the partners working toward reaching these goals. World Education Forum. World Declaration on Education For All. 15 July 2010. http://www.unesco.org/education/ .
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Statistics
- Net Intake Rate
- Net Enrolment Ratio (NER)
- Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Women and African Economic Development
- Primary Completion Rates
- Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Women and African Economic Development
- [Statistics:School Enrolment]
- [Statistics:Literacy Rates]
- Access to Education
- Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base Variables: School Enrolment