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Reform in the Teaching of Science and Technology in Asia at primary and secondary level



Beijing, China - 27 to 31 March 2000  The recent rapid evolution of knowledge in the field of science and technology has brought about substantial and unprecedented change to contemporary society. Its ramifications have reached all the areas of social organisation. In particular, it has reached the world of work, which is making greater use of information and communication technologies and which is increasingly dependent on critical reasoning, problem solving and other competencies. These changes have clear implications for the education and training of children and youth in the new millennium; an education that requires the capacity to master science and new technologies. The international workshop organised jointly by the IBE and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO did not only emphasise the development of Science and Technology Education in primary and secondary schools, but also provided a unique opportunity to share China’s experiences and concepts in the area.

  • Organisers/Partners - IBE; The Chinese National Commission for UNESCO
  • Participating countries - India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines