ERIC Number: ED244854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Joint Study on Some Major Developments in Elementary School Curriculum in Asian and Pacific Countries: Research Design. Report of a Regional Workshop (Tokyo, Japan, February 28-March 15, 1984).
National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
A basic framework for undertaking a study of elementary curricula in Pacific and Asian countries is presented. The material, which emerged from a regional workshop, is divided into two sections. A chart in section 1 summarizes major features of elementary school curricula in Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. For each country, trends and problems related to curriculum objectives, development and instruction, supporting structures, evaluation, and research are identified. Section 2 contains the research design for the study, including rationale, objectives, scope, procedures, time requirements, and funding recommendations. Model questionnaires for obtaining information on country and education background; existence of an integrated curriculum; measures for teaching moral, religious, and values education; extent of work-oriented education; and curriculum load are provided, as is a proposed format for preparation of country reports. Appendices contain a list of workshop participants and individual papers on curriculum development presented by each of the participating countries. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Identifiers - Location: Asia