ERIC Number: ED210214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Unesco Associated Schools Project in Education for International Co-operation and Peace.
Churchill, Stacy; Omari, Issa
In accordance with a mandate from Unesco's 1978 General Conference, an evaluation methodology and instruments were devised to assess the Unesco Associated School's success in encouraging international peace and human rights. The background of this assessment project and a report of evaluation activities are presented in this document. The Associated Schools Project originated in inititatives taken by Unesco in 1953 to help selected schools in Unesco member nations carry out special projects of education for living in a world community. By 1980, the project encompassed more than 1,400 participating institutions in 74 member states. Information is presented in three major sections. Section I describes the evaluation design. During the period June-July 1979, project consultants designed two questionnaires--one to be completed by coordinators of the project at national levels and the other to be filled out by faculty and administration at selected Associated Schools. Questions focused on relevancy and worth of project objectives in light of evolving needs, student learning and attitudes, teacher skills and development, community relationships around the schools, impact on official policy and curriculum, and developing better information flows between Unesco and the country concerned. Section II describes the administration of questionnaires in seven Unesco member nations: Mauritania, Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Japan, Poland, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Section III offers conclusions and recommendations, including that the Associated Schools Project should be continued, subject to periodic re-evaluation; greater emphasis should be placed upon regional exchanges and cooperation; teaching content should be renewed periodically in accordance with global developments; and that the schools should increase their emphasis on promotion of understanding between groups within countries and between countries. Copies of the questionnaires are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Global Approach, International Education, International Organizations, Peace, Questionnaires, Surveys, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).