ERIC Number: ED251249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Learning Needs and Problems in Primary Education. Report of Technical Working Group Meetings (Bangkok, Thailand, September 6-12, 1983). Volume I: Research Issues and Proposals.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This first volume in a two-part report reviews completed and proposed research studies on learning needs and problems in primary education and describes research proposed for Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. An introductory chapter considers the following factors involved in children's failure in primary school: lack of emotional and financial support; inadequacies in the school's physical environment or learning climate; and difficulties in adjustment and motivation, especially for children disadvantaged by their social group, language, physical location, or health. The second chapter gives an overview of research studies that illustrate types of investigation conducted in the region. In the third chapter, further research required in the region is described under ten headings: (1) preparation of children for school; (2) teaching strategies and instructional materials for disadvantaged children; (3) linguistic development in primary education; (4) meta-analysis research; (5) ethnographic studies; (6) cognitive development and education; (7) indicators of learning problems; (8) factors conducive to learning; (9) wider implementation of successful programs; and (10) communication of information about research findings. The final chapter lists recommendations for implementing research studies and specific research proposed by member countries in the first five areas. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Research Methodology, Research Proposals, Research Reports
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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: Afghanistan; Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; India; Korea; Malaysia; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Thailand; UNESCO
Note: For Volume II, see ED 251 250.