ERIC Number: ED037381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
International Priorities for Teacher Education. World Assembly 1969.
International Council on Education for Teaching, Washington, DC.
Four papers are included in this pamphlet, the proceedings of the World Assembly at Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The keynote address, "A Turning Point in History" by Jaime Benitez, President of the University of Puerto Rico, discusses the Apollo 11 moon landing as an object lesson on values with international implications for shifting educational approaches. He further explores the Puerto Rican experience as representative of international tensions between education and politics. "Rural Teacher Education in Thailand" by Bhunthin Attagara, Director of Teacher Training, Ministry of Education, Bangkok, is a description of the Rural Teacher Education Project launched in 1956 and now involving 25 teacher training schools and colleges and 190 cooperating rural elementary schools in a program which includes community development work as well as student teaching in the village schools. Mavis Burke of the University of the West Indies discusses the need for international agency cooperative efforts in teacher education and suggests five priorities which would form the basis of such an agency's role. In "The Indian Association of Teacher Educators," Dr. S.N. Mukerji, Principal of Vidya Bhawan Teachers College in Udaipur, India, analyzes the problems in Indian education and the challenges they represent with reference to the Association's role. Included also is the "Constitution of the International Council on Education for Teaching" as amended by the 1969 Representative Assembly. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Problems, International Organizations, International Programs, Objectives, Teacher Education, World Problems
International Council on Education for Teaching, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council on Education for Teaching, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: India; Puerto Rico; Thailand; West Indies