ERIC Number: ED279616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Education for the Future. Report of a Forum Meeting on New Trends and Processes of Secondary Education (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 17-December 4, 1985).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
A number of countries in Asia and the Pacific are moving from a predominantly agricultural economy to industrialization, thus creating different expectations of secondary schools. The forum described provided the opportunity to reach certain consensus on the directions of secondary education; develop alternative objectives of secondary education; and identify issues, innovative practices, and growth points. The first chapter of this monograph provides an overview of the concerns and events which led to the meeting and its agenda. In chapter 2, the papers outlining new trends and processes in secondary education in each of the participating countries are summarized. Chapter 3 reports the results of the review of studies made in the light of recommendations of the Task Force Meeting in Indonesia. The discussions on the development of alternative objectives of new models of secondary education are reported in chapter 4. In chapter 5, the implications in terms of development of alternative objectives of secondary education, the identification of issues to be addressed, and innovative practices and growth points are outlined. New curricula, training strategies, evaluation, and instructional materials are discussed in chapter 6, on the implementation of new models. Finally, suggestions for followup activities, to be carried out both nationally and cooperatively, are outlined in chapter 7. Appended are the agenda and lists of participants, documents, and innovative practices and experiments in the participating countries. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Non Western Civilization, Program Development, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.