ERIC Number: ED458721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
The Management of Curriculum Change and Adaptation in the Gulf Region. Final Report of the Seminar (Muscat, Oman, February 17-21, 2001).
Rassekh, Shapour, Ed.; Thomas, Jeannine, Ed.
The aim of this seminar was to draw attention to the necessity of a fundamental reform in school curricula to make them more adapted to the diversified challenges of the 21st century and to determine what concrete actions should be taken to achieve this goal. Another objective was the intellectual preparation of countries concerned for constructive participation in the September 2001 International Conference on Education. This final report of the seminar is divided into seven parts and three annexes. Parts 1 and 2 give an overall picture of the state of the art in regard to curriculum development in the face of the tremendous changes taking place at the present time and the multiple challenges education must face at the beginning of a new century. Parts 3 to 6 discuss the events of the Oman seminar, its outcomes, and an evaluation of its achievements. Part 7 reproduces the final recommendations approved by the Plenary of the seminar, including some follow-up actions that should soon be addressed. Annex 1 provides statistics on Gulf education and supporting economy; Annex 2 includes opening and closing speeches; and Annex 3 contains a list of seminary participants. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Political Influences, Seminars, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates