ERIC Number: ED463216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Snapshots of Primary and Secondary Education in Asia-Pacific. Educational Innovation for Development.
Wilson, John Dewar
In responding to the emerging challenges to education in Asia and the Pacific in this new century, this Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) book series, "Educational Innovation for Development," is launched to reflect a knowledge base of rethinking on roles of education in development. The series intends to disseminate innovative practices in undertaking education reforms on a local and systemwide basis. This book uses information from the Innodata databank of educational innovations. Based on 42 Innodata entries supplied by countries in the Asia-Pacific region from 1996-99. Projects from 14 countries are included in the book. Some of the projects have completed their work while others are at various stages of implementation. The innovations reported involve some form of curriculum or materials development and pre- or in-service teacher training. Section A contains two chapters: (1) "The 'Building Blocks' of Educational Innovation for Development in Asia-Pacific" (Philip Bergstrom); and (2) "Context and Strategies for Educational Innovation for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific" (John Dewar Wilson). Section B lists and discusses projects by country: Australia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Laos; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; Nepal; New Zealand; Pakistan; Philippines; and Thailand. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Program Implementation, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.