Illiteracy Problems to be Discussed in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 May / corr. Trend S. Agayeva/ The director general of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura, the first lady of Jordan and Netherlands, and education ministers of several countries are taking part in the conference of UNESCO that began in Baku on 14 May in support of global literacy.
The UNESCO Regional Conference in Support of Global Literacy, Addressing Literacy Challenges in Europe with a sub-regional focus: Building Partnership and Promoting Innovative Approaches, is held under the patronage of the first lady of Azerbaijan- the good will Ambassador of UNESCCO, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and MP of the Azerbaijani parliament.
"The UNESCO's regional conference in Baku in support of literacy is of great significance for the Organization, its member states and partners in their efforts aiming at including literacy to the agenda of all interested parties in national and regional level and developing coordinated measures for achieving goals of the Lisbon strategy (2000) by turning Europe into a competitive and dynamic society of knowledge," Misir Mardanov, the minister of education of Azerbaijan said in a press conference.
According to minister, the round tables will be held with the participation of the first ladies and education ministers of several countries within the meeting.
"The key challenges, tendencies, problems, achievements and innovations in the region and development of recommendations to promote literacy will be discussed during the round tables," minister said.
The issues that will be discussed include the conception and evolution of literacy and educating adults in the modern world; literacy as a basis for education for the whole life and acquiring basic skills necessary for the employment, active civil position and social integration to the educated society; analysis, measuring and assessing the level of literacy and basic skills; pedagogical approaches to the development of basic education; meeting new demand, integrated education system, legislative and institutional measures.
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