ERIC Number: ED383080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of Education Policy: An Asian-Pacific/North American Dialogue.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) 1994 National Forum and Annual Meeting was used as an opportunity to host a special Asian/Pacific/North American Dialogue conference on education policy. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how educational practice and innovation in the Asia-Pacific nations could inform education reform and economic-development efforts in the United States. Delegates expressed a common concern about the inability of current education systems to prepare students for a changing world. Almost all countries represented had established national education goals. Other important issues that received discussion included school-to-work transition, higher education, values and character development, teacher quality, and Japanese educational practices. Ten sections summarize current educational trends and practices in the following countries--Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Singapore, and the United States. Contains a 35-item list of resources grouped by country and an audiotape order form. (LMI)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Policy Formation
Education Commission of the States, Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($10, prepaid or organization purchase order, plus postage and handling; discounts available for bulk orders of single publications).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Asia Pacific Region
Note: Proceedings of a conference "co-sponsored" by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Information Agency, State of Hawaii, East-West Center, and the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (Honolulu, HI, July 6-7, 1994). Corporate sponsors: Hyundai, Toyota, GE Foundation, Coors.