ERIC Number: ED242570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Research and Educational Reform: Problems and Issues, and Strategies for Resolving Them. Report of a Regional Workshop (November 4-17, 1982).
National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Educational research in Asia and the Pacific is examined from the perspective of reform in instructional content and method. Information based on speeches and discussion at a regional workshop held in Japan in 1982 is presented in four chapters. Chapter 1 explains workshop objectives, introduces participants, and presents a general overview of the agenda. Chapter 2, a presentation of patterns and directions in educational reform, is subdivided into sections on infrastructure, reform implementation, and diffusion. Issues identified include financial problems, paucity of trained research personnel, lack of coordinated research efforts, credibility of research, lack of evaluation techniques, teacher participation, and methods of dissemination. Chapter 3 outlines research strategies related to implementation and evaluation of instructional content and methods. Issues are discussed under the categories of preparation strategies, participation strategies, anticipatory strategies, and evaluation strategies. The final chapter recommends specific actions regarding research, professional training, and strengthening of the role of UNESCO. The bulk of the document consists of four appendices which contain a list of workshop participants, individual papers presented at the workshop, papers prepared by resource persons, and a visit to a secondary school by workshop participants. (LP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Utilization, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia; Pacific Region
Note: The Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan also gave support to this workshop. For related documents, see ED 205 415, ED 228 103, and SO 015 079. Charts contain small type.