ERIC Number: ED237264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Social Change and New Profiles of Educational Personnel. National Studies--India, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Papers from India, Nepal, the Philippines, and the Republic of Korea, from a seminar (Bangkok, 1980) on new personnel profiles in relation to changes in society and educational systems, present studies dealing with national mechanisms for preparing and updating profiles of educational personnel. The Indian study indicates that: changes in educational structures flow from both planned and unplanned socioeconomic changes (including increasing migration to urban areas by rural youth), diffused educational decision-making authority has led to difficulty in developing monitoring/evaluation methods, and training needs are met through modified preservice and extensive inservice training. Changes listed in the Nepalese paper include emphasis on vocational education, improved transportation/communication, improved teaching/learning methods, and involvement of people at grassroots level in development plans. Emphases for educational personnel include skill development and attitudinal change, linking training to rural development, and addressing training to specific personnel needs. The Philippine paper describes government emphasis on rural development, accelerated industrialization, and expansion of public services. Renewal of curricula, instructional materials/strategies, and personnel development programs is discussed. The Korean study notes increased industrialization, socioeconomic inequalities, rapid population growth and urbanization, value changes, mass media development, and new teacher profiles which will emphasize personality traits and professional competencies. (MH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Economic Change, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Industrialization, National Programs, Nonformal Education, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Rural Development, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Change, Staff Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Urbanization
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: India; Nepal; Philippines; South Korea