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OECD Publishing, 2018
"What is important for citizens to know and be able to do?" The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer that question through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills. As more countries join its ranks, PISA is evolving to successfully cater for a…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
OECD Publishing, 2017
The PISA for Development (PISA-D) project aims to make PISA more accessible and relevant to middle- and low-income countries by introducing new features to the assessment, including tests that are specially designed to measure lower levels of performance, contextual questionnaires that better reflect the situations of 15-year-olds across a diverse…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) offers a flexible, collaborative approach to developing and implementing an assessment of learning outcomes that yields high-quality, nationally relevant data. MTEG is a service that involves ACER staff working closely with each country to develop an assessment program that meets the country's…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Trends, Progress Monitoring, Educational Quality
Favis, Ricardo; Suvanatap, Montakarn – UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
The "Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage" was adopted by the General Conference in October 2003 and entered into force in 2006 after ratification by 30 Member States. To date there are 161 Member States, yet the States Parties to the Convention still need to appreciate better the concepts and mechanisms…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Asian Culture, Capacity Building, Sustainability
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Baggaley, Jon; Batpurev, Batchuluun – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
Two studies are reported, comparing the browser loading times of webpages created using common Web development techniques. The loading speeds were estimated in 12 Asian countries by members of the "PANdora" network, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to conduct collaborative research in the development of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Time, Surveys, Distance Education
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Baggaley, Jon; Batpurev, Batchuluun; Klaas, Jim – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
In the previous report in this series, Web browser loading times were measured in 12 Asian countries, and were found to be up to four times slower than commonly prescribed as acceptable. Failure of webpages to load at all was frequent. The current follow-up study compares these loading times with the complexity of the Internet routes linking the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Software
Online Submission, 2005
Background: For more than 30 years since 1972, the Government of Japan has contributed funds to UNESCO for implementation of the Mobile Training Team (MTT) projects. The MTT assists Member States enhance their capacity in development oriented educational innovation through intra-country study visits, training courses, workshops and technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Design, Educational Change, Technical Assistance
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Wong, Wai-Man – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
With the blooming of information in digital format, dissemination of information is becoming a big challenge for developing countries. It is not only due to the limited provision of personal computers--in addition, the technological infrastructure and the ability to access information are also becoming major concerns in developing countries. This…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Developing Nations, Access to Computers
Bray, Mark – Compare, 2003
Discusses increased advocacy for community participation in education. Points out that policies often fail to differentiate between different types of communities. Recognizes that community knowledge bases and motives for supporting education can differ from the governments. Stresses the need for policies to account for diversity of circumstances.…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Characteristics, Community Involvement, Cooperation
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 1994
This final report contains the proceedings and other materials from a workshop to provide training experience in literacy follow-up materials development to participants from UNESCO member states in the Asia and Pacific region. Focus is on practical agricultural training for adults. The proceedings discuss the objectives of the workshop and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Developing Nations