ERIC Number: ED243662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Science for All. Report of a Regional Meeting (Bangkok, September 20-26, 1983).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
This report discusses the development and implementation of programs in Asia and the Pacific which focus on "Science for All." The major objective of "Science for All" is to provide everyone in these areas with the scientific competencies, knowledge, and skills appropriate to their immediate needs to help eradicate poverty, provide proper conditions for decent living, and achieve social justice. Chapter One reviews the current situation of and identifies trends, problems, and issues related to science education in the region; science curriculum and instruction, curriculum development, science equipment, teacher education, and non-formal education programs are among the areas considered. Chapter Two presents a rationale for teaching science for all, identifying the target groups within the total population to be served by these programs. Chapter Three examines the nature and scope of science and technology in the context of "Science for All." Chapter Four suggests how this science and technology should be delivered to reach the identified target groups. Chapter Five provides a framework of a regional plan of action for wider development of science education throughout the region. (Meeting agenda, list of participants, samples of science topics drawn from real-life situations, and other supporting documentation are included in appendices.) (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Nonformal Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Teacher Education, Technology
Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific; P.O. Box 1425, General Post Office, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Identifiers: Asia; Pacific Region