ERIC Number: ED238536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Subject Areas in Primary Education Curriculum: A Joint Innovative Project. Report of the Finalization Meeting (Bangkok, Thailand, December 9-15, 1981).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
A project was developed to establish improved educational methods, techniques, and tools as well as to provide the knowledge base for educational innovation and programs of integrated curricula in primary schools. This final report highlights work conducted during 1980-81 in seven member countries of the Asian Program of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID): India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Chapter 1 of the report discusses reasons for, different aspects of, and the meaning of curriculum integration. Chapter 2 deals with different forms of integration, such as integration by broad fields of subject areas, by themes, by projects, and by emerging interests and concerns of children. Chapter 3 provides an account of approaches to integrated curriculum development, including centralized, decentralized, and mixed approaches. Chapter 4 focuses on organizational structure, implementation processes, roles of teachers and other personnel, and strategies for curriculum implementation and for insuring continued interest in innovative projects. Chapter 5 discusses purposes of evaluation and aspects of formative and summative evaluation. Chapter 6 describes the support system necessary for curriculum integration, and chapter 7 briefly discusses research and development activities related to implementation of the integrated curriculum. The concluding chapter indicates participating countries' future plans and the implications of such plans for APEID. Appended are a chart depicting the status of each country's project and a list of program participants. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Primary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Research Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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; Japan; Malaysia; Nepal; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Support Systems; Thailand