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ERIC Number: ED261670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Social and Technological Interaction with Education. Redesigning Structures, Preparing Personnel. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development, Occasional Paper No. 13.
Hughes, Phillip
This examination of the interaction of education with social and technological change in countries of Asia and the Pacific region addresses three major topics: societal change and education, the response of societies to change, and personnel profiles and training plans. Two types of change are detailed: social change and scientific and technological change, and specific examples of each are listed. Education is called upon to become future oriented, as well as comprehensive, and to begin redesigning educational systems to respond to changes in society and technology. Examples of the redesign of portions of the educational systems of Nepal, Tasmania, and the Republic of Korea are given. The importance of educational personnel as change agents is stressed, and relationships between specific educational changes and their implications for personnel are given. Also discussed are the effects of technological change on personnel from the Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Japan. Principles for determining personnel needs are identified, with attention given to teaching-learning services, curriculum services, policy development, and management services and school-community relations. Suggestions for personnel training programs are also included. (JB)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.