ERIC Number: ED250244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Education for International Understanding. Report of Regional Seminar on the Development of Unesco Associated Schools Project in Asia and the Pacific (Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 27-31, 1981).
Korean National Commission for Unesco, Seoul.
This report on an Asian Regional Seminar is presented in two parts. In part one, a review of the reports of the countries participating in the seminar shows that there is continuity in adherence to the objectives of the Unesco Associated Schools Project set forth in 1953, which were: (1) to increase knowledge of world problems and global cooperation, (2) to develop international understanding through the study of other cultures, (3) to increase knowledge and observe the principles of human rights, and (4) to appreciate the workings of the United Nations system in trying to achieve universal peace, friendship, and progress. A summary of the seminar discussion, a synthesis of difficulties, problems, and issues, and recommendations are presented. The country reports in part two illustrate variance in approaches to education for international understanding and human rights and obstacles inherent in the realities of global politics and nationalism. Country reports for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Belgium are included. A special presentation entitled, "The Role of Education for International Understanding, Cooperation, and Peace in the Context of Development of the Asian and the Pacific Region toward Year 2000" (Park Bong-Shik), concludes the document. An appendix includes notes on the infusion of teaching about the United Nations in standard school subjects. Annexes include an agenda and schedule of the seminar; a list of documents, materials, and participants; and opening addresses of three participants. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Korean National Commission for Unesco, Seoul.
Identifiers: Asia; Associated Schools Project; Pacific Region; United Nations