ERIC Number: ED182209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Education in Asia and Oceania. Regional Conference of Ministers of Education and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in Asia and Oceania (4th, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 24-August 1, 1978). Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania, Number 20.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
The book presents background information and papers which were prepared for a conference on educational development in Asia and Oceania. The document is presented in three major sections. Section I offers an overview of regional development strategies with emphasis on the relationship of education to economic development. Major regional objectives are discussed including broader access to education, increase in number and type of nonformal education programs, emphasis on community participation, and closer linkages between education and work. Section II reviews education in Asia and Oceania on a country by country basis for 23 countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand. For each country, information is presented on objectives, enrollment statistics and projections, major problems, educational philosophy, educational policy, examination systems, literacy rates, rural urban differences, adult education, and vocational training. Section III offers a bibliographic supplement which lists conference reports, newsletters, journal articles, books, government publications, and school surveys. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Youth Programs
UNIPUB, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10016 ($27.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
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