eDiscussion #2: Life Skills Education in the EFA Movement
Moderator: Anna Maria Hoffmann, Project Officer, HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Education for UNICEF's Education Section
Start: 15 January 2006
Details of the eDiscussion:
Welcome to the second eDiscussion of GirlsEd-Net on "Life Skills Education and the EFA Movement". The purpose of this discussion is to increase our understanding of effective life skills approaches and their application to various issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS, violence and sustainable development. Our hope is that this discussion will provide input to the EFA Mid-Decade Assessment, especially EFA Goal 3.
EFA Goal 3 focuses on the learning needs of young people, in particular adolescent girls, in the areas of HIV/AIDS, health, violence and other protection issues, and as the only goal stressing the importance of looking at the learning needs of young people, it is key to ensuring a rights-based approach to education.
The discussion will be moderated by Anna Maria Hoffmann, Project Officer, HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Education in UNICEF's Education Section.
To start off the discussion, we would like to raise the question what do we mean by life skills and which effective approaches to life skills education do we know? A common understanding of criteria for success is critical to continuing our dialogue on the required responses.
We also hope that the discussion will look at various areas of application, in particular gender, HIV and AIDS, and violence, as well as different key strategies for formal and non-formal education.
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To further ensure that the real needs of young people are taken into account, children's views have been solicited in UNICEF's Voices of Youth, through online discussions and polls. If you know of young people who would like to add their voices to the discussion, kindly refer them to unicef.org/voy.
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Initial Email, 15 January 2007