ERIC Number: ED318553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of the Project's Findings. National Seminar (4th, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 19-20, 1988). The CDCC's Project No. 8: "Innovation in Primary Education."
van den Hoven, Gerard H.
A seminar was held in Reykjavik, Iceland for the purposes of disseminating results of the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Cooperation's (CDCC) Project 8, Innovation in Primary Education (IPE), and exploring issues in educational reform in Iceland, particularly the revision of the core curriculum. Participants were civil servants of the ministry of education, inspectors, staff of the teacher training college, directors of the eight school districts, teachers, and representatives of the teachers' union. Preliminary addresses provided background information and covered the educational situation in primary schools in Iceland. Lectures focused on: (1) the methods, reports, results, and recommendations of the IPE; (2) the primary school in a changing world, with a special emphasis on new knowledge about child development; (3) innovation in the new primary school in Holland; (4) the education of teachers with regard to innovations in teaching 6- through 12-year-old children; and (5) school-based innovation in school development. The report provides summaries and discussion of the lectures, conclusions of discussion groups, and concerns and recommendations of the general rapporteur. (RH)
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Child Development, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Program Implementation, Seminars, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Iceland; Netherlands