ERIC Number: ED331756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Educational Planning, Administration and Management in Asia and Pacific. A Regional Study.
Ming, Cheng Kai
Asia and the Pacific region is a vast area with a great variety of countries and territories in terms of economic development, political ideology, and cultural heritage. Education in the region is diverse both in terms of structure and policies, and of educational thoughts and practices in schools. The entire region has made considerable progress in the past decades. That even the rural South Asian countries saw encouraging economic growth indicates favorable soil for educational development. Reform has been the main theme in education in the region. Despite the diverse objectives in the reforms, commonalities do emerge. There is a general tendency to decentralize the administration and finance of education, and to create new sources of finance. In terms of educational planning, human resources development has become the central concern, either explicitly or implicitly. On one hand, there is movement toward micro-level planning so that education may better serve local needs and encourage local initiatives. On the other hand, there also is the trend to move away from purely economic and manpower considerations, and to carry out educational planning in an integrated and multi-level manner. Despite various problems and difficulties, prospects of education development in the region are generally optimistic, provided that economic situations do not deteriorate and political situations remain stable. Ten annexes are included. A number of tables and figures appear throughout this document. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Postsecondary Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asia Pacific Region; UNESCO
Note: Working document for the UNESCO International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990). Cover title is: Review and Prospects of Educational Planning and Managment in Asia and the Pacific.