HISTORICAL ABSTRACT

V WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION (1999)
"We support the interchange, the integration and the development of globalism, but without forgetting MAN"

AUTHORITIES, TOGETHER WITH THE ARGENTINE DELEGATES, AT THE CENTRAL AUDITORIUM FROM UNESCO WHERE THE FIFTH CONGRESS WAS HELD.



DECALOGUE OF COMEP PARIS

1. We do have the strong conviction that education is the essential "seed" to develop, at the doors of the Third Millennium, a more democratic, fairer, supportive, scientific, intelligent, humanistic and progressive World.

2. That is why, connecting the most advanced societies in democracy and pluralism that everyday demand more freedom in education and development of its citizens:

a. We strongly condemn the excess of interventionism and any kind of educational monopoly in the hands of public powers as improper and retrograde discriminators of Democracy in the XXI century.
b. We support the cultural integration, peace and understanding among men, the societies and the peoples.
c. We claim the corresponding democratic respect, legal and real to the private centers of education in their true right to a free, legal and enriching competition.

3. We urge all the responsible people for the educational systems, their adaptation to the constant technological evolution and to the society of knowledge and information as to the current demands of companies and international markets of employment.

4. As regards assessment, one of the most important tools and defining factors in the quality of educational development: When will the public powers stop being judge and part of the field of education? Society demands more participation too.

5. Educational financing is a key factor that determines the present and the future of education in the world. And although nobody is against the right to education and free creation, direction and election of models and educational centers, the true problem consists in that the Government should guarantee, apply and make these rights real.

6. That is why we ask the Governments, as the most responsible politicians of education in the World, to open new, fairer, more democratic, efficient, profitable and progressive paths.

7. Why should the families that choose this kind of education pay twice this service: in taxes and in wages? It is for this educational area that we are in favor of a school cheque, reduction in taxes or any help in education that eliminates, apart from an unfair competence, the real difference as regards opportunities and the unjust and discriminating freedom of the families.

8. We renew our compromise with the constant improvement of the quality of the private area of education. That is why we propose new processes of the educational systems, of the school centers and of the strategies that make education more efficient.

9. Taking this into account and with the aims mentioned above we support the autonomy of the educational centers expressed in the declarations of the previous congresses: San José of Costa Rica, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Moscow and Caracas.

10. This autonomy of the centers, which is the true engine of the progress of quality, will only be possible in autonomous educational systems hand in hand with the cultural conception they express, integrated in structures of communication and global cooperation, but respecting diversity.

DR. EDGARDO DE VINCENZI, PRESIDENT OF COMEP,
DR. PAUL ANDREO, REPRESENTATIVE OF FRANCE BEFORE THE COMEP,
PROF. PABLO BOLOGNA OF THE ARGENTINE DELEGATION AT A MOMENT OF REST DURING THE CONGRESS.

AUTHORITIES PRESENT

• Graciela Giannettasio
MINISTER OF EDUCATION OF BS. AS.
• Fulgene Kone
PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES OF SOUTH AFRICA
• Doménico Lenarduzzi
PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES OF ITALY
• Marcelo Privato
• Cecilia Plaza
• Marta Susana Cordo
• Eduardo Mondino
• Miguel Saiegh
• Antonio Lovaglio
• Néstor Barallobres
• Fernando Leyton Soto - Chile
• Georges Charpak - France
• Alvaro Fernández Martínez - Spain
• Jean Claude Bres - Switzerland
• Susana Jackson - Australia
• Paul Andreo - France
• Adib Salomao - Brazil
• Arlette Delhaxe - Bélgium

ADVERTISEMENT OF THE FIFTH WORLD CONGRESS.EDUCATIONAL ENGINEERING, GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.