ERIC Number: ED381416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Development: Responding to New Challenges.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This document was prepared to facilitate and guide the discussions of a conference on economic planning in Asia and the Pacific in its deliberations and in the formulation of its recommendations. Organized in such a way as to correspond closely with the organization of the agenda for the Conference, chapter 1 draws attention to the changing context for education across what is undoubtedly a vast and diverse region. It points to new societal pressures and directions that affect how education's mission is defined and its work planned and implemented, and it reports on recent important educational developments and achievements. Chapter 2 overviews progress with regard to achievement of the Jomtien goals regarding Education for All. It identifies persisting problems and dilemmas as well as fundamental policy issues requiring discussion and action. Chapter 3 draws attention to a number of major concerns facing countries of the region and indicates how education systems and sub-systems are responding to various new pressures and demands. Attention is given to particular sector responses with respect to organizational structure, curriculum content, and delivery systems as well as to system level initiatives in policy, planning and resource mobilization, education facilities, and quality assurance. The final chapter, chapter 4, draws attention to the substantial progress made in international and regional cooperation, reporting on particular projects and activities, and suggesting how regional, sub-regional, and bilateral cooperation could be further developed. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).