ERIC Number: ED198019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Goals and Theories of Education in Asia, Report of a Regional Workshop (New Delhi, India, January 15-21, 1980).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.; National Inst. of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi (India).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
This publication reports on a Regional Workshop held in New Delhi, India, in January 1980, to study major trends in the development of educational goals in Asia. Discussed at the workshops were educational goals, policies, and problems; how belief systems and ethical values affect educational goals; and the role of regional and international cooperation. Representatives from the following countries attended the sessions: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia; Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, and Thailand. The first part of the publication presents an overall review of educational goals and their translation into policies and programs based on reports from the 11 participating nations. The second part contains the reports from the 11 individual countries. In defining the various stated goals of education, the country papers very often present a mixture of moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural goals. Moral goals expect education to develop a human being with all humane qualities. National security and solidarity are the prime concern of most of the countries. Cultural goals appear to fluctuate between moral and religious and social goals. There is considerable stress on developing social equalities through education as an instrument of social transformation. There is an overwhelming desire on the part of all the countries to link education with economic development. One of the major goals is to strengthen the base of vocational and technical education to produce the needed skilled manpower and labor force. In most of the countries political goals, followed by economic goals are the determinants of educational policy making, while spiritual and moral values occur more to provide for political ends. Two educational goals for which concrete policies have been generated are equality of educational opportunities and education related to employment. (Author/RM)
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.; National Inst. of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi (India).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers: Bangladesh; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Thailand