ERIC Number: ED338534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Macau: Education in the Period of Transition. An Overview and Prospects.
The educational system of Macau reflects the influences of several forces: the country's Portuguese colonial past, the looming proximity of China, and the dominance of private schools. This paper examines the political and administrative structure of Macau's educational system, and presents an overview of various features of the system including information on human, physical, and financial resources. Three main problems are identified as affecting the educational system: (1) a lack of an organized structure; (2) limited resources; and (3) the continued teaching of Portuguese, an antiquated language for the population's present-day needs. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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: Macao; Portugal
Note: Presented at the Meeting of UNESCO's International Congress on Planning and Management of Educational Development (Mexico City, Mexico, March 26-30, 1990).