ERIC Number: ED245877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Science and Technology Education and National Development.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This three-part book focuses on the condition of science and technology (ST) education worldwide by discussing ways in which it can contribute to social, economic, and cultural developments. Part 1 examines ways in which ST can affect national development, beginning with a consideration of the impact of ST on the individual, the community, and on the traditions and traditional beliefs of society. Then, in light of past trends and possible future ones, the case is presented for giving education in ST a status at all educational levels. This part concludes with a review of recent trends in ST education in Africa, the Arab States, Asia, and Latin America. Part 2 examines in detail the place of ST in education at all educational levels. Other areas considered include: relating learning to the immediate needs of the community; linking instructional strategies to the actual working practices of adults; the development of content, methods, and materials for ST education; and endogenous development of ST education. Part 3 discusses the objectives of international cooperation and methods of fostering it, the Vienna Programme of Action on Science and Technology for Development, the exchange of information, and the role of UNESCO and other international organizations. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Institutional Role, International Cooperation, Material Development, Nonformal Education, Relevance (Education), Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: National Development