ERIC Number: ED205415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Research in Relation to Educational Reform in Asia and Oceania (May 31-June 9, 1979). Final Report.
National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.
Educational research in Asia and Oceania is explored from the point of view of its effect on actual educational practices. Information is based on speeches and group discussion at a 10-day regional seminar held in Japan in 1979. This document--a report of that seminar--is presented in four chapters. In Chapter I, seminar objectives are explained, participants are introduced, and a general overview of agenda items is presented. Major objectives were to exchange information regarding educational research and reform in the various nations concerned and to discuss ways of promoting additional educational research. Agenda topics included review of major problems and issues of educational research in the participating countries, suggestions regarding new directions for educational research, and consideration and adoption of a final seminar report. In Chapter II, highlights of country research activities are presented for Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and Thailand. In most countries, participants reported that educational policy decisions are still largely based on influences other than educational research. In Chapter III, new orientations in educational research are discussed and related to educational reform. Emphasis is placed on the need for: (1) a problem-solving approach to research, (2) interdisciplinary research, (3)more sophisticated methodology, (4) participation by teachers, and (5) more highly trained research personnel. In the final Chapter, suggestions are offered for linking educational research more closely with educational reform, including creating or strengthening national research organizations, convening regular regional educational research conferences, and identifying specific research needs arising out of educational reform action. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.
Identifiers - Location: Asia