ERIC Number: ED344798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Relevance, Balance and Integration of the Content of General Education: Achievements, Trends and Issues. A Synthesis. UIE Reports.
Ranaweera, A. Mahinda
This paper synthesizes the findings and conclusions of reports from previous studies carried out by Unesco's Institute for Education concerning issues of integration, balance, and relevance in the content of general education. This synthesis identifies and develops guidelines based on the previous studies and is designed for use by curriculum development specialists, teachers, teacher educators, and others. It is expected that these guidelines can be used as a basis for training national curriculum development specialists and for pre-service and in-service teacher education programs. An overview of current thinking practices concerning integration, balance, and relevance in general education from an international perspective is followed by a synthesis of the national level case studies. Guidelines for curriculum developers and teachers also are outlined along with suggestions for national level action and regional and international cooperation. (KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, General Education, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Unesco Institute for Education, Feldbrunnenstrasse 58, D-2000 Hamburg 13, Germany.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (West Germany). Inst. for Education.