Resolution Adopted by the Conference: Technological Education for All

  • Kati Langer
  • Matthias Metzing
  • Detlef Wahl
Conference paper

Abstract

In recognition of technology as one of the most powerful forces affecting the quality of life in all nations of the world, and building upon the formal resolutions of the delegates attending the Formal Constitution Ratification Conference in Paris and the Project 2000 + Meeting at the UNESCO Headquarters in July 1993, we, on behalf of the WOCATE members and the 107 delegates, from 22 countries, attending the Banska Conference duly declare that:
  • The quality of life afforded by a society is directly and positively related to the extent to which its people understand, effectively use and develop new technologies in correlation with economical, social and ecological balances.

  • Technology education develops critical survival skills and insights for citizens in a society dominated by change and, as an essential discipline, technology must be provided at all levels of the educational system, as well as by continuing education programs.

  • Technology is a discipline in its own right and as such technology education should become an acknowledged subject for the development of human potential and capabilities beginning with education for all and extending through all levels.

  • In order to achieve understanding of technology, a significant insight must be established into the complex relationships found in technological situations, such as, economic, scientific, environmental, and practical ones, etc., and their appropriate equilibrium.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kati Langer
    • 1
  • Matthias Metzing
    • 1
  • Detlef Wahl
    • 1
  1. 1.WOCATEErfurtGermany

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