ERIC Number: ED204195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
New Personnel Profiles in Relation to Changes in Society and Educational Systems. Report of a Regional Seminar, Bangkok, 14-21 January 1980.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
This document reports on a seminar held in Bangkok, 1980, to examine the creative thrusts made in Asia and Oceania in the recent past toward relating educational roles and preparation of educational personnel to the accelerated pace of changes in society and educational systems. The seminar was attended by 15 participants from 14 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Korea, Viet Nam, and Thailand. The report first discusses socioeconomic changes in the region. In many countries unemployment and under-employment have been endemic. An important development in the region is the increased participation of women in national life. The second topic discussed is new educational approaches. The response of the education system to the problems of providing relevant education has been twofold: decentralization of the development of curricula and the emphases on work-oriented education. The next topic discussed is personnel requirements, profiles, and training. New directions in personnel training and the monitoring and evaluation of educational changes and programs are discussed. Appendices include the conference agenda, list of participants, and the seminar's inaugural address. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Training, Vocational Education
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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.
Note: Prepared for Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID).