ERIC Number: ED199126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Moral Education in Asia. Report of a Joint Study on Moral Education in Asian Countries.
National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).
This report presents findings from a regional study by 16 Asian nations on the status of moral education in the Asian region. The objectives of the study were to compile a state of the art report on moral education and to suggest ways in which moral development can keep pace with technological development. The document is presented in four sections. Section one introduces the scope of the study; states general objectives of moral education (to help children become responsible citizens, develop humanistic understandings, realize their maximum possible development potential, and to cope with rapid social change); and suggests why there is such an urgent need for moral education in Asia's developing nations. Section two presents a synthesis of reports on moral education in the 16 nations which participated in the project. Information is presented on objectives, socio-cultural and historical background, curriculum, instructional materials and media, teaching methods, teacher education, research, and evaluation. Section three presents reports by country for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The final section identifies and briefly discusses 17 basic issues in moral education, including the dichotomy between moral precept and practice, influences of socioeconomic conditions on moral behavior, the spirit of competitiveness, and the relationship between moral and religious education. The document concludes with a directory of 75 project participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Moral Development, Moral Values, Non Western Civilization, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).
Note: Prepared in collaboration with the Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID).