ERIC Number: ED049141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of the Social Studies in Primary Teacher Training Institutions in Asia.
Pires, Edward A.
This comparative study was undertaken to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the social studies programs in the training of primary school teachers in the Asian countries. A detailed questionnaire was sent to selected associated institutions of the Asian Institute for Teacher Educators in each of the member states of UNESCO, except Mongolia; responding were: Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the Republic of Viet-Nam. This report is a narrative presentation of the data, divided into these sections: 1) objectives; 2) organization of courses; 3) composition of the content course(s); 4) composition of the methods course(s); 5) teaching methods and procedures used by teacher educators; 6) methods of evaluation used; 7) equipment and material facilities; 8) staff qualifications and responsibilities. Preceding these sections is an analysis of the concept of the social studies adopted by curriculum makers for the teaching of this subject at the school level. A final section summarizes the author's conclusions and recommendations. (DJB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Authoring Institution: Philippines Univ., Quezon City. Asian Inst. for Teacher Educators.