ERIC Number: ED241388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report to OECD/CERI Policy Group from Pacific Circle Consortium on Phase 1 Activities: 1977-1980.
Connell, Helen; Wells, Marguerite
Established in 1977, the Pacific Circle Consortium is a group of national-level educational research and development agencies from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Pacific region countries engaged in cooperative projects intended to improve international understanding and relations. From 1977 to 1980 the Consortium undertook interchange activities and cooperative curriculum development projects focusing on the Pacific region. The interchange activities were of an exchange nature and consisted of meetings, exchange of materials, staff visits, and newsletters. The curriculum development projects produced a variety of teaching/learning materials for secondary students in the social, environmental, and human sciences. Examples of topics include harvesting food resources of the ocean, trade and interdependence in the Pacific, the wise use of ocean resources, ethnic and race relations, and aboriginal studies. Dissemination of the curriculum materials remains largely an individual institutional activity. A discussion of overall Consortium achievements and phase 2 activities conclude the report. Appendices contain a glossary of terms and names of participants in the meetings. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Environmental Education, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Networks, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers: Pacific Circle Consortium
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 398 and SO 015 387-388. Prepared through the Pacific Circle Consortium Program. Several figures contain small type.