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Association for World Education
Association pour une education mondiale - Asociacion para una Educacion Mundial

Founding President: Aage Nielsen, DK-7752 Snedsted (Thy) Denmark T457 936 234

Regional Offices:

Africa: E 11 Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; Asia: c/o Yuvak Vikas Trust, Nr Navjivan Press, Ahmedabad 380014, India; Australia: New Zealand: Dr. A M Healy, Department of History, PO Box 1144, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia; Europe & Middle East: Skyum Bjerge, DK-7752 Snedsted (Thy) Denmark; North America: 69-10 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills NY 11375 (USA); South America: Asociacion Colombiana, de Universidades, Calle 50 No 9-32, Ascun, Columbia

Founded: Nov. 1970, Westbury NY (USA) as the Association of World Colleges and Universities - a charter having been granted by the State of NY, 20 January 1970. Present name adopted I January 1975.

Aims: Promote a system of education for effective and satisfying knowledge of ourselves and our communities, reflecting an awareness of relationships with the world as a whole; foster communication among institutions working toward a global view in education; provide a means for the exchange of knowledge and experience; assist members in achieving an understanding of the role of education in a world community; promote research related to world education; foster the concept of a world university of concern for the advancement of humanity.

Structure: International Council (meets every 2_ years) elected by members for life. International Conference (every 2 years) elects officers for varying terms; Regional officers elected annually, alternate 2 year terms; UN delegate appointees for 1 & 2 year terms.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Esperanto

Staff: 45

Finance: Member dues, Grants; contributions; fiscal sponsorship.

Libraries: US - 25 (Third World, US 3)

Institutions: US 150 (Third World US 30).

Consultative Status: ECOSOC (#EE3377) (Ros); UNESCO (#BB3383) (C).

Activities: Promotes images of the world and its problems which emphasizes the interconnectedness of the local to the global. Recognizes and benefits from the useful work done by other groups in the study and development of curriculum methods and techniques of education at different levels. Endeavors to focus on those innovations which are likely to reduce rigidity, provincial outlooks and alienating features of education.

Concerns: promotion of lifelong learning; education which enhances the wholeness of individuals; their local community environments and helps them to see their links with other communities. Organizes or cosponsors regional and world conferences, seminars and working meetings 

Events: Biennial Meeting Denmark 1985, Ahmedabad (India) 1987

Publications: Journal of World Education (quarterly). Regional newsletters; conference reports. 

Sponsors: Institutional.

Members: Individual; Student; Library;

This institution is active in 62 countries of the world:

Africa - Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivorie, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, Zaire, Americas - Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Venezuela, Chile, Paraguay, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, Asia - Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Australia - New Zealand; Europe - Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USSR, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

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