ERIC Number: ED259964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-12
Reference Count: 0
Description of Project No. 8 on "Innovation of Primary Education." Secretariat Memorandum.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Innovation in elementary education is the theme of a five-year program developed by 23 European nations which is described in this paper. The project began with a conference held in Liechtenstein in 1982 which confirmed the importance of broadening the primary school curriculum beyond simply teaching the basics to include understanding other cultures and democratic values. In 1983 the program focused on innovation and the study of a restricted number of areas of innovation such as new technologies and human rights education. The second year, 1984, was the beginning of the operational phase of the project. Key factors in the innovation process were identified and a series of educational research workshops on specific curriculum areas began. Case studies were also commissioned. For 1985 two symposia are planned on childrens' needs and new technologies and five more case studies will be commissioned. Plans are also underway for 1986 and for a final conference to be held in 1987. Appendices include a brief description of the case studies and an annotated bibliography of relevant documents. (IS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Primary Education, Program Descriptions
Council of Europe, 6700 Strasbourg Cedex, France (write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: For related document, see SO 016 636. Prepared by the Directorate of Education, Culture and Sport.