ERIC Number: ED193176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the Reform of Education Content: A Review of World Experience with Special Emphasis on the Arab Region.
Razik, Taher A.; Willis, Verna J.
The intention of this report is to create a compact resource which may prove helpful to educators charged with the responsibility of reforming the educational systems and vitalizing the learning experiences for students in the Arab world. Educators in Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States were surveyed. Trends are noted for increased decentralization of the schools, development of comprehensive schools, more active participation of public and private constituencies in educational planning, and government support for educational reform in these Western nations. An overview is given of the reform of educational content in progress in the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. Critical elements in successful educational change are described and the role of the educational change agent in planning for future developments is discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Arabs, Change Agents, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Social Change, Summative Evaluation, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Cairo (Egypt). Regional Office for Education in the Arab Countries.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Faculty of Educational Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Iraq; Kuwait; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Tunisia; United Kingdom; United States