ERIC Number: ED199814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
National Strategies for Curriculum Design and Development. Report of a High-Level Personnel Study and Seminar on Design of Curricula (Australia, September 10-22, 1979).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
In September 1979, representatives of 14 of the 20 member nations of the Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development met in Australia to discuss national strategies for curriculum design and development. This report on that conference begins with summaries of the position papers filed by the representatives from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. A description of the Australian educational institutions visited by conference participants, including national agencies involved in curriculum development, state-level agencies, teachers' centers, colleges of advanced education, and elementary and secondary schools, follows. The report then presents three basic themes discussed at the conference: the planning and organization of curriculum development for present and future needs (including relationships between national agencies and agencies at other levels, and strategies for translating national goals into school curricula); strategies for curriculum development (including material production, dissemination, and evaluation strategies); and teaching and curriculum development (including selection and training of curriculum developers, obtaining teacher involvement in curriculum development and implementation, and development of supportive organizations within schools). A conference summary, recommendations, and appendixes conclude the report. (PGD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, National Programs, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Australia
Note: APEID (Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development) Regional Seminar on National Strategies for Curriculum Design and Development (Canberra and Sydney, Australia, September 10-21, 1979).