On June 25, an online Asia Round Table "Human Education in the Third Millennium: Problems, Goals, and Values of ducation in the Modern World" on June 25, 2022 as a part of the international orum "Human Education in the 3rd Millennium" took place. It was organized by the Asian University for Women.(Chittagong, Bangladesh) and the 'Human Education in the Third Millennium' international Initiative.
Dr. Yujin Yaguchi, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies,Director, International Education Support Office, Special Advisor to the President, The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Margarita Kozhevnikova - Coordinator of the project “Human education in the 3rd millennium”. Head, Research laboratory for social support of the personality. Institute of Pedagogy, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia. (St. Petersburg, Russia) https://humaneducation.net/asian_rt/Margarita%20Kozhevnikova.pdf
Ven. ShriHari Prasad, founder of the Vishnu Mohan Foundation, author and speaker at public forums, institutions and University Departments (New Delhi, India)
Dr. Meenkashi Gopinath, PhD, educationist, political scientist, former principal of Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. The founder and director of the Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) ( Delhi,India)
Yogini Saritanand, President Of Divine Path International Foundation (Katmandu, Nepal)
Dr. Ashfaqur Rahman , Associate Professor, Chairperson of Political Science, Acting Chairperson of Pakistan Studies, and Incharge Faculty of Social Sciences, Women University Swabi, Women University of Swabi, (Swabi, Pakistan)
Dr. Suad Salem Al-Saba', Professor of education,Faculty of Education, Sana'a University. A local educational expert in public and university education in Yemen, in gender issues and field trainer of teachers, mentors, and school administrators (Sana', Yemen) https://humaneducation.net/asian_rt/Dr%20Suad%20.pdf
Pulak Barua, Lecturer, Department of English, University of Bisha (Bisha, Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Hanan Alexander - Professor of Philosophy of Education, University of Haifa; Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, previously Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa; chairs the executive board of the Center for Jewish Education (Haifa, Israel) https://humaneducation.net/asian_rt/Dr.%20Hanan%20Alexander.pdf
Dr. Refat Sabbah, president of the Global Campaign for Education, president of the Arab house of Adult Education and Development (AHEAD); Regional Coordinator of Arab Campaign for Education for all (ACEA); Chair of the Arab Network for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (ANHRE); founder and General Director of the Teacher Creativity Center (Ramallah, the West Bank, the State of Palestine)
Dr. Osman Titrek, Professor of education,Faculty of Education, Department of Educational SciencesSakarya University (Sakarya, Turkey)
Conclusions of the Asia Round Table "Human Education in the 3rd Millennium" (June 25, 2022)
We consider the Declaration to be an extremely significant document, which should be widely presented for familiarization and discussion among educators in the world.
We support the main positions and ideas presented in the Declaration
We believe that the Declaration should take place and be continued by actions leading to the embodiment of its ideas.
We especially emphasize the importance of the problem of economic imperialism raised in the Declaration.
Another major issue to which we wish to draw attention is formulated in paragraph 2 of the Declaration. (The rise of authoritarianism in many places across the world and the lack of clarity about what ‘democracy’ is and its educational role; challenges to the realization of justice, equity, and human rights principles)
We fully support emphasizing the role of universities and propose the wording that universities should contribute to social change and not just sell education.
We believe that the approach to teacher education needs to be clarified in the sense that it is necessary to prepare teachers who are able to teach children to think and question the status quo, etc. in such a way that at the same time, these teachers can save their jobs
In order to better reflect the situation in Asian countries, we propose to strengthen and clarify the position on the place of religion in education and introduce a wording on the importance of teaching students about interreligious dialogue.
Women's empowerment through education, which is very important for Asia, can be especially mentioned as we see double standards approaches in our countries on this issue.
We propose to introduce the wording that instead of competition between the education systems of different countries, all educators need to think and build relationships with each other as one global educational “football team”.