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ERIC Number: ED077834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 76
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International Conference on Public Education. XXXIst Session. Geneva 1968 Summary Report.
International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Eighty-seven countries were represented at the 1968 Conference on Public Education. Topics discussed were: I. Education for International Understanding as an Integral Part of the Curriculum and Life of the School, and II. Environmental Studies. The Summary Report of Plenary Meetings, comprising the major portion of the document, includes introductory speeches and the reports by ministries of education of represented countries. Main points forming the basic of general recommendations on topic I were: 1) the place assigned to international understanding in official or other texts, in teaching, in the family and in out-of-school organizations; 2) international understanding in syllabuses, study of other countries, introduction to major international problems; 3) teaching methods, techniques and materials; 4) training and attitudes of teaching staff; and 5) international activities. Main points for topic II were: 1) place assigned to study of environment among school subjects, among school activities, and the relationship with youth movements; 2) aims and definitions of syllabuses according to official documents; 3) methods and techniques prescribed, complementary activities, library facilities and textbooks; and 4) teaching staff. Text of the recommendations adopted by the conference is presented. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).