ERIC Number: ED182061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Universalizing Education: Strategies for the Development and Use of Instructional Materials.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
The deliberations of representatives from eleven Asian Unesco member countries focus on alternative approaches to identification of needs and resources as a basis for curriculum development, strategies and methodologies adopted in translating the curriculum into teaching learning materials and learning aids, training of teachers, problems involved in the development of instructional materials, and mechanisms for evaluation and renewal of materials and programs. The experiences are indicative of a variety of approaches, combining traditional learning resources with more sophisticated modes of communication. Discernable new trends emphasize community participation and leadership, interagency and interdisciplinary cooperation, the use of environment as a resource for learning, and the incorporation in project design of assessment and reconstruction mechanisms. The report presents: highlights of experiences in the development of instructional materials in Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Iran, and Malaysia; a summary of visits to two selected Thai secondary schools and a teacher training institution to observe implementation of curriculum in health/nutrition, skill training, and rural development; a synthesis of guidelines using local and community resources and printed and other materials to prepare curriculum materials; the conference agenda, a list of participants, and a list of conference related documents. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, National Programs, Rural Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Note: Report of an APEID Study Group Meeting on Universalizing Education (Udorn Thani, Thailand, December 4-19, 1978).