1970: education at the crossroads
This year,1970, is to be International Education Year. The decision was taken at the General Assembly of the United Nations by a unanimous vote late in 1968, which is to say that the world community agreed that an International Education Year was both necessary and useful. Responsibility for guiding the implementation at international level was placed on UNESCO.
The year has been designated to focus world attention on today's crisis in education a problem affecting governments and teachers, parents and young people in every country. In this issue, the Unesco Courier discusses some of the burning questions that have brought world education to the crossroads of a critical reappraisal of its aims and methods. Other aspects will be examined in forthcoming issues during International Educational Year.