Update, UNESCO Futures of Education focus groups organized by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.
First, thanks to all those who immediately responded to last week’s invitation by saying they want to participate in a focus group on this topic, and contribute ideas to the UNESCO Commission. Participation is now closed, and we’re actively organizing to hold multiple focus groups, as a way to include as many people as possible. (UNESCO requested one focus group; we’ll be giving them three.)
Second, thanks to Nazan Haydari, member of the CID Advisory Board, who has agreed to serve as one of the focus group leaders. The other two will be led by Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, CID Director. [update: final report now posted here]
For everyone else with an interest in the topic but who was unable to respond quickly enough to participate, the following are relevant materials to read.
Publications on education produced by prior UNESCO Commissions, which serve as the background for this one:
Faure, E., et al. (1972). Learning to be: The world of education today and tomorrow. Paris: UNESCO.
Delors, J. (1996). Learning: The treasure within; report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century. Paris: UNESCO.
Elfert, M. (2015). Learning to live together: Revisiting the humanism of the Delors report. Education Research and Foresight Working Papers, 12.
UNESCO. (2015). Rethinking education: Towards a global common good? Paris: UNESCO.
Materials already produced by the current Commission:
UNESCO. (2020). Visioning and framing the Futures of Education. Paris: UNESCO.
UNESCO. (2020). Education in a post-COVID world: Nine ideas for public action. Paris: UNESCO.