ERIC Number: ED049624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Workshop of the Experimental Project on Programmed Instruction in Asia. Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The present situation and future trends of programed learning in Ceylon, Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Republic of Viet-Nam are described by the Workshop participants. Some of the unique features of programed learning are examined with respect to the specific needs of the developing nations of Asia. Data obtained from a questionnaire circulated at the workshop is summarized giving the participants' views concerning the general problems of utilizing programed instruction in their respective countries. Suggestions are offered to assist the Asian nations in introducing programed instruction, training producers and users, identifying priority subject areas, developing needed hardware and software, producing programed materials, conducting research, and disseminating information. The role of national governments and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in fostering the cause of programed instruction is discussed. Plans for the future include establishing a consulting committee for UNESCO, grouping interested countries for cooperative programs, and offering training courses. (JY)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Conference Reports, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Financial Problems, Government Role, International Organizations, International Programs, Material Development, National Programs, Programed Instruction, Teacher Education, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Asia; Japan; UNESCO
Note: UNESCO Workshop proceedings (Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, February 12-March 14, 1970)