ERIC Number: ED029742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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General Secondary School Curriculum in the Asian Region. Bulletin of the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia, Volume III, Number 2.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia conducted a survey to determine the trends in secondary school curriculum in Asia, including Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, China (Twaiwan), India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet-Nam. The information collected revealed the following: (1) secondary education was assuming more importance due to the rising rate of enrollment in the primary schools; (2) since the developing countries of Asia were still basically rural, they were adapting curriculum, which was developed in an urban environment, to the needs of the country; (3) more time was being allocated for science and mathematics than for other subjects; and (4) basic research on curriculum development had not yet been developed on an adequate scale in these nations. Tables on regional enrollment and curriculum and on subjects of secondary school curriculum in each of these countries are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Developing Nations, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Mathematics Education, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Science Education, Secondary Schools
Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia, Sanam Sua Pa, P.O. Box 1425, Bangkok, Thailand (BK/69/M/36--2500)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).