ERIC Number: ED241405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Social Studies in Education for Peace and Respect for Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific. Report of a Regional Meeting of Experts (Bangkok, Thailand, December 16-22, 1980).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
UNESCO member states discussed educational efforts undertaken to improve international understanding, peace, and respect for human rights. Chapter 1 summarizes the reports of individual countries. Although the citizens of each of the countries have their rights protected through their respective constitutions, there is some variation in the interpretation of the human rights concepts. It is generally through the area of elementary and secondary social studies that the countries are attempting to educate their citizens concerning peace and human rights. Although teaching methods are not reported on in detail, where reference is made it appears that a variety of strategies is being practiced. Some teacher education is being implemented. The areas that are least reported upon are research and evaluation. Chapter 2 contains a summary of the discussions that followed each country's report; these discussions concerned how to improve social studies/civics/moral education. Suggestions for future action at the national and regional levels are discussed in the concluding chapter. Appendices include the agenda, the participant list, and the inaugural address. (RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Peace, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values Education
UNIPUB, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 ($2.00).
Publication Type: 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: Asia; Pacific Countries