International Conference (fwd)



Dear colleagues
 I am sending you an announcement of a proposed Internatioanl Conference on
 Science, Technology and Mathematics Education for Human Development to be
 held in Goa, INDIA from Febrayry 20-23, 2001. Please circulate it among
 the members on your list. I would appreciate if you could mark a copy to
 icstme #*at*# hbcse.tifr.res.in.
 Sincerely,
 S.C.Agarkar
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 Dr. Sudhakar C. Agarkar, Research Scientist (F)
 Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
 V. N. Purav Road, Mankhurd,
 Mumbai MAH 400 088, INDIA
 Tel:+91-22-556 7711 (wk);  +91-251-332 521 (hm)
 Fax:+91-22-556 6803  Email:sca #*at*# hbcse.tifr.res.in
 URL:http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/sca.html
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 CASTME - UNESCO - HBCSE
 International Conference
 On Science, Technology & Mathematics Education
 For Human Development
 Goa, India
 February 20 - 23,  2001
 Sponsored by
 United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization
 Commonwealth Foundation, UK
 Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, India
 Department for International Development, UK
 Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
 Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
 Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India
 Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
 The Conference
 This international conference originally planned for New Delhi is being
 organised at Goa jointly by the Commonwealth Association of Science,
 Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME) and United Nations
 Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through its
 Project 2000+ in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science
 Education (HBCSE), TIFR, Mumbai. The conference will focus on Scientific
 and Technological Literacy (STL) under the broad theme of the role of
 Science, Technology and Mathematics Education for Human Development. The
 Conference aims at providing a forum to educational planners,
 administrators, teacher educators, teachers and researchers in science,
 technology and mathematics education to exchange ideas on various themes
 focussing on the role of science, technology and mathematics education in
 human development. The Conference will also review achievements of the
 Project 2000+, a project launched in 1993 by UNESCO and International
 Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE), in collaboration
 with Commonwealth Secretariat, Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT),
 International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE),
 International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) and World Council of
 Associations of Technology Education (WOCATE).
 The conference will deliberate on the following issues:
 Curriculum reforms for human development
 Assessment and examinations
 Learner-centered professional staff development
 Scientific and technological literacy for all including strategies for teaching
 Popularization,  public understanding and life long learning
 Affordable cost-effective technologies and infrastructure
 Bridging the gulf between research and classroom practices
 Empowerment of women
 Ethics, human rights and culture of peace
 It is expected that a framework for effective implementation of policies
 regarding science, technology and mathematics education and Project 2000+
 will emerge from the conference. A regional branch of CASTME will also be
 established during the conference.
 Programme Outline
 The conference is designed to elicit maximum interaction among the
 participants. It will comprise:
 * Keynote and plenary presentations
 * Parallel sessions
 * Workshops
 * Poster sessions
 * Panel discussions
 * Display of products and services
 * Visits to scientific establishments and other places of interest in and around
 Goa
 Conference Venue
 The conference will be held in Goa, the beautiful state on the west coast
 of India.  Goa is well known for its beaches, its pleasant climate, its
 scenic splendour and its wonderful culture, a blend of the East and the
 West. There will be ample opportunities for sightseeing and exploring. Pre
 and post conference tour packages will be available.
 Accommodation
 Hotel accommodation of different types will be made available near the
 venue of the conference to suit the needs of individuals.
 Conference Fee
 A conference registration fee of US$ 250 will be charged from foreign
 participants. Participants from India will pay a registration fee Rs.1000.
 The registration fee will cover transport between airport and hotel,
 lunch, tea/coffee and conference material.
 Important Dates
 1. Deadline for sending proposals:			August 31, 2000
 2. Communication of acceptance of proposals:		September 30, 2000
 3. Deadline for application for financial support:	October 31, 2000
 4. Communication regarding financial assistance:	November 30, 2000
 5. Deadline for payment of registration fee:		December 15, 2000
 6. Cancellation of registration with refund:		December 31, 2000
 Further Information
 Further information about the conference can be obtained from:
 Dr. Sudhakar  Agarkar
 Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
 V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd,
 Mumbai 400 088, INDIA
 Tel:+91-22-556 7711, Fax:+91-22-556 6803
 E-mail: sca #*at*# hbcse.tifr.res.in
 Dr. Ved Goel
 Science Technology and Maths. Education
 Commonwealth Secretariat
 Marlborough House
 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, UK
 Tel:+44-20-7747 6282; Fax:+44-20-7747 6287
 Email: V.goel #*at*# commonwealth.int
 Mr. Orlando Hall Rose
 Section for Science and Technology Education
 UNESCO
 7 Place de Fontenoy
 75352 Paris 07SP, FRANCE
 Tel:+33-1-4568 0816; Fax:+33-1-4568 5626
 Email: c.thiounn #*at*# unesco.org
 The conference website is at http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/icstme.html.
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 CASTME-UNESCO-HBCSE International Conference
 on Science, Technology & Mathematics Education
 for Human Development
 Goa, India
 February 20 - 23, 2001
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 Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
 V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd,
 Mumbai 400 088, INDIA
 Tel:+91-22-556 7711, Fax:+91-22-556 6803
 E-mail: icstme #*at*# hbcse.tifr.res.in
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