EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS' ROUNDTABLE
1st International Roundtable
October 1-6, 1999
Venue: San Francisco, California
About the Roundtable at the State of the World Forum
The dilemmas of modern education are a problem much bigger than just our schools, and all partners of the global community must be involved in the solution. Social institutions and corporations can play a major leadership role where policy makers have fallen short - they can provide funding and support for innovative programs designed to bring education into the next century.
At the beginning of October, in conjunction with the State of the World Forum, the Council for Global Education presented "Educating for the 21st Century," an interactive, open forum discussion on what constitutes responsible funding in education.
We were joined by many stakeholders, including the Rt. Hon. Hage G. Geingob, prime minister of Namibia; corporations and foundations from all fields; a representative of the ministry of education from Mozambique; other State of the World Forum participants; and educators who are making significant contributions in their fields. Some of the world's top minds came together to re-think what matters in education for the 21st century and to begin facilitating those aspects in education that are most essential to a child's complete development: Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in All Things, and Service to Humanity.
The roundtable is our first step toward realizing a true renaissance in world education. We will continue our dialogue in November at the 2nd International Roundtable on the Content of Education, co-sponsored by the United Nations, and again in September 2000 in New York, where our roundtable will be "Global Education and the State of the World."