ERIC Number: ED230453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Network of Educational Systems for Development in Central America and Panama Project, 1975-1979. An Experiment in Technical Co-operation among Countries.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Structures, Content, Methods and Techniques of Education.
The historical development and future goals of a UNESCO project to establish a network of educational systems throughout Central America are described. In 1975, the project began to search for solutions to social, economic, and educational development problems in the region. Objectives of the project are to conduct a critical analysis of the socioeconomic situation in relation to educational needs in each subregion; provide support for renewal of formal and nonformal learning processes by developing curricular innovation; and train technical, administrative, and teaching personnel according to new educational and administrative trends. The project sought to organize technical and human resources within the formal educational systems, design entry points within the systems which emphasize the role of decision-making centers, train national specialists, and make available the resources of the systems to solve rural underdevelopment and underemployment. Other activities included curriculum development, identification of socioeconomic indicators for educational planning, and research on the position of organized groups in Central America regarding educational systems. In its next phase, the project will focus on putting results of research and program development into practice. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Linking Agents, Networks, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, Rural Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Structures, Content, Methods and Techniques of Education.