World Declaration on Education For All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs
, article 1, Thailand, March 1990.
In 2000 in Dakar, 164 countries reaffirmed the vision of the World Declaration on Education for All (Jomtien, 1990), that all children, young people and adults have the human right to benefit from an education that will meet their basic learning needs
in the best and fullest sense of the term, an education that includes learning to know, to do, to live together and to be.
Participants pledged to provide education for all children, youth, and adults by the year 2000 that would meet their basic learning needs
The Education for All (EFA) framework on action for meeting basic learning needs
(1990) argued that there is a need to recognize libraries as invaluable information resources which must work in partnership with school and community workers.
Out of that gathering came two important documents: The World Declaration on Education for All, and The Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs
But what about those more basic learning needs
, mobility, speech, self-care and above all, learning how to learn - that vital awareness of just what one can achieve, born best out of continuous experience of success?