ERIC Number: ED129656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
A Comparative Analysis of Two Contemporary Educational Documents: Parent Commission Report (Quebec) and Kothari Commission Report (India).
Kattackal, Joseph A.
Two contemporary education documents are compared and a discussion of recommendation implementation is presented. The first document, the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education in the Province of Quebec, 1963-1966 (the Parent Commission Report) presents an overview of the educational system in Quebec. The second document, the Report of Education Commission 1964-66, Ministry of Education, Government of India (The Kothari Commission Report) stresses the cultural, economic, and political forces which influence education in India. Dissimilarities between the Province of Quebec and the Republic of India are enumerated and common political and historical factors of the two areas are compared. Each document is divided into three parts and deals with pedagogical structure, educational legislation, specific educational achievements, stages and sectors of education, educational reconstruction, and the degree and type of changes which have ensued since publication of the reports. The author concludes that the Parent Commission Report was well received generally but that many of the expectations raised by the report remain unfulfilled. He reports also that, although the Kothari Report was widely discussed upon publication, implementation of its recommendations has been extremely slow due to financial problems and political inertia. References are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Relevance (Education), Success
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (Quebec City, Quebec, May 23-June 5, 1976)