ERIC Number: ED386383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
How To Write Good Science Books for Children & Youths. Asian Cultural Center Training Course on Book Production in Asia and the Pacific (25th, Tokyo, Japan, October 30-November 16, 1992).
Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).
It is of critical importance in the Asia/Pacific region to produce quality science books which are attractive and interesting for children and youths and which can also stimulate their interest in science and provide them with accurate scientific knowledge in an easily understandable way. This publication is a report of a training course on book production in Asia and the Pacific. Part I, "Writing Science Textbooks," contains: "Science Education in Japan and Science Textbooks" (Kazuyoshi Takeda); "Editing Science Textbooks" (Wataru Nomachi); "Theories & Techniques for Writing Primary Science Textbooks" (Michio Kaneko); "Writing Science Textbooks for Secondary School Level" (Kazuyoshi Takeda); and "Practical Sessions on Writing Science Textbooks for Secondary School Level" (Kazuyoshi Takeda). Part II, "Producing General Science Books for Children & Youths," contains: "Discovery of Wonders of Nature" (Toshitaka Hidaka); "Fun & Games & Science & Literature & Education" (Vicki Cobb); "My Experiences on Writing Science Books for Children" (Takahisa Manya); and a practical session by Vicki Cobb and Takahisa Hanya. Part III, "Present Situation of Science Book Production and Constructive Suggestions," contains: "Practical & Constructive Suggestions for Producing Good Science Books for Children & Youth (by new Practical Method data analysis) and "The Characteristics of Science Textbooks in Respective Countries and the Problems of Writing Science Books for Children & Youths" (participant's reports from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Columbia, and Kenya). Five appendices include a list of participants, program schedule, a list of lecturers, and a list of secretariat members. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).
Identifiers - Location: Asia