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Quality Initiatives in Education: Contributed by Dheeraj Mehrotra

Mr Jacques Delors and Mr Federico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO The Report of Jacques Delor, who headed the International Commission on Education for the 21st century, has been presented to UNESCO and endorsed by the Commonwealth Education Ministers and the Commonwealth Heads of Government in their meetings in 1994 and 1995. It brings together all the salient points and critical issues in education that are likely to be faced and addressed to, in the next millennium. As a matter of fact, the education is the foundation of an individual’s progress and the overall progress of the nation. Learning the treasure within’, a UNESCO report on World-Education by Delor commission reflects that the "Importance of the role of the teacher as an agent of change promoting understanding and tolerance, has never been more critical as in the 21st Century ". The Delor Commission’s Report also reflects on education in the 21st century in the global context. It does not predict what education will be but what education should be. It is also not an exercise in scenario building. It is full of imagination and indeed a creative document on education. The Commission recommended an allocation of 6% of GNP by every nation for education. It also views on private and social financing of education needs critical examination. Below the minimum threshold of development, education has to be supported by the State - not only basic education but also higher education. It further suggests that: " It is vital that all children wherever they may be, should be able to acquire a knowledge of scientific method in some appropriate form and become "friends of science", for life." It implies that it is not just teaching of science or scientific theories but developing a positive outlook to science as a way of life. What we need is a capsule of this order for implementation at our schools and colleges. Read more of this report and definitions at Delors


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