Youth and Development in Asia and the Pacific

Report of the Commonwealth AsiaPacific Regional Youth Seminar, Kuala Lumpur, July – August 1971

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Basic Considerations

Ten years ago few Commonwealth administrations foresaw today's “youth problem”. A few percipient academics raised thin voices of foreboding but these were lost in the gale of enthusiasm with which governments embarked on schemes of rapid educational expansion. Encouraged by international resolutions and spurred on by challenging targets, such as “universal primary education by 1970”, governments devoted unprecedented resources of finance and personnel to the formal educational process.


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