ERIC Number: ED368651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Culture and Development: Co-ordinated Policies and Strategies.
The issues of development, culture, education, policy, and strategy denote a global approach and raise questions regarding the contribution of education to cultural development. The misunderstood concept of development emerged from the 1960s decolonization and remains further away from the social reality in which international organizations work. Development can be perceived as a broad-ranging process involving the homogeneous interplay of economic, social, and cultural factors. Culture is principle in forming the material, the organization, and the production of symbols and thus needs a multi-dimensional approach. Education requires a global approach with the greatest possible social support and adequate teaching. A frame for educational policy suggests how to construct the cultural side: (1) a scientific culture at the peak; (2) a social culture at the base; and (3) an appropriate linguistic overlay. The strategy to achieve education contributing to cultural development requires national (intra-cultural) coordination, local (intercultural) coordination, and international (cross-cultural) coordination. Problems include the many aspects of development, various cultures and beliefs, the objectives of education, school culture, communication technologies, language culture, and scientific research. (CK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Global Education; UNESCO
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Education (43rd Geneva, Switzerland, September 14-19, 1992).