ERIC Number: ED365671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Developing New Teacher Competencies in Response to Mega-Trends in Curriculum Reforms. Report of a Regional Study Group Meeting (Chiang Rai, Thailand, June 25-July 6, 1990).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The meeting reported in this document focused on the relevance of education to societal requirements, training of educational personnel, distance education, and ways for teacher education to serve the needs of disadvantaged population groups. Countries represented included: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic), Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Phillipines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. The document is organized into the following nine chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Country Experiences"; (3) "Towards Developing New Teacher Competencies in Responses to Mega-Trends in Curriculum Reforms"; (4) "Mega-Trend in Curriculum Reforms in Science and Mathematics"; (5) "Mega-Trend in Curriculum Reforms in Social Sciences and Languages"; (6) "Teacher Education Reaching Out to Educationally Disadvantaged Groups"; (7) "Teacher Education via Distance Education"; (8) "Proposed Restructuring of Teacher Education"; and (9) "Recommendations." Appendixes provide the meeting agenda, a list of participants, speeches, and schools and development projects participants visited. (LL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education), Science Education, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia Pacific Region; Reform Efforts; UNESCO