ERIC Number: ED377459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Methods of Promoting Reading Habits in Asia and the Pacific: Report of the Training Course on Book Production in Asia and the Pacific (22nd, Tokyo, Japan, November 17-December 5, 1989).
Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).
The results of a course held in response to requests from the member states of UNESCO, this report presents the abridged content of lectures, discussions, and observation visits concerning the methods and experiences of the 19 participants in promoting reading habits in 16 Asian and Pacific countries. The report notes that one of the key issues in book development is how to promote reading habits in a practical way. The first part of the report (Creating Good Books and Methods of Promoting Reading) presents six papers: (1) "Creating Picture Books" (Seizo Tashima); (2) "Reading Promotion Activities and Libraries in Japan" (Hitoshi Kurihara); (3) "Development of Reading Promotion Movement in Japan" (Kenichi Ino); (4) "Roles of School Libraries and Their Actual State in Japan" (Yoshie Nagai); (5) "Utilization of Mass Media for Reading Promotion" (Yasuo Ueda); and (6) "Creation and Effective Presentation of Picture Plays (Kamishibai)" (Noriko Matsui). The second part presents the reports of group discussions on how to succeed in promoting reading habits. The third part (Status-Quo of Promotion of Reading Habits in Asian/Pacific Countries) provides reports of the countries participating: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Appendixes present the program schedule; lists of participants, lecturers, and secretariat members; and general information. (RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).