ERIC Number: ED188956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Policy Towards Social Sciences in Asia and Oceania. Report on the Meeting of Experts. Manila, Philippines, 3-7 April 1978.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
The document reports on a meeting of Asian social science policy experts sponsored by UNESCO. The objectives of the meeting were to review the basic elements of the social science policies of countries in Asia and Oceania, to examine the feasibility of establishing a Regional Centre for Social Science Research, and to make recommendations for further formulation of social science policies at national and regional levels. Experts attended from 16 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Sessions covered organization of the meeting, the social science situation in Asia, brief reports concerning basic elements of social science policy in each country, possible formats and role of a regional social science centre, and ways UNESCO could promote the social sciences. The concluding session made ten recommendations, including the development and promotion of faculty training and reorientation courses, exchange of expertise and experience, cross-cultural comparative research, status reports, a regional centre, and an inter-governmental conference. Annexes to the report include discussion of the social science situation in Asia, statements from each country on social science policy and related issues, the welcoming address, the introductory statement, and a list of participants. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Afghanistan; Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Iran; Korea; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nepal; New Zealand; Oceania; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand