1st Literacy World Congress, Havana, 31 Jan.-4 Feb. 2005
- This conference may be of interest. The English version of the
introduction to the conference from the website
http://www.pedagogia2005.rimed.cu/index_en.asp is appended below.
Please visit the site for more info (naturally there is a Spanish
version as well).
Humanity is nowadays facing the challenges put up by development. It
happens in a context where a lot of social and economic differences
among countries exist as a result of the new order imposed to the
world. There are still millions of illiterate people with no
possibility of access to an equal and quality education. Before this
challenge, it is the roll of education to take the strategic and
privileged roll of making the necessary changes that should take
The Cuban Ministry of Education and prestigious international
organizations related to education are pleased to announce Pedagog¨ªa
2005 Congress in its ninth edition with the usual saying: ¡§A meeting
for educators unity¡§ holding, for the first time, the 1st Literacy
World Congress. Both events will take place simultaneously from
January 31st to February 4th, 2005 at the Havana International
Conference Center, Havana City, Cuba.
This new meeting of Pedagog¨ªa 2005 Congress forces us to achieve a
higher attendance of specialists and teachers so that, in this
exceptional moment, the reflection and debate on the themes to be
analyzed can arise . At the same time, it will be the right moment
for the interchange on knowledge and experiences on educational
matters. It will also allow teachers analyze strategies and
alternatives with a more integrating and cooperative point of view.
On the other hand, the 1st Literacy World Congress offers the
opportunity of interchanging the experiences achieved on the literacy
and post-literacy process in the mother tongue and in the vehicle
language, fostering methodological alternatives for training teachers
to form specialists on literacy and post-literacy projects,
substantiating the importance of the usage of radio, television and
VHS video on literacy and post-literacy projects and, at the same
time, show the Cuban experience on the field. The meeting will be an
excellent means to foster regional cooperation among institutions and
organizations of Young and Adult Education.
Because of the importance of both meetings we hope to have you among
the attendance. We count on the fact that your attendance and active
participation will surely contribute to its success.
Dr. Luis I. G¨®mez Guti¨¦rrez