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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
UNICEF, 2015
Business as usual has not provided educational opportunities to world's most marginalized children. The South Asia Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) is part of the global initiative launched by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in 2010. The goal of the initiative is to make significant and sustained reduction in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers, Intervention
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The third in UIL's current series of policy briefs, titled "Gender equality matters: Empowering women through literacy programmes," offers research-informed analysis and action-oriented recommendations for local and national governments, providers of literacy programmes and educators on how to reduce the gender gap in adult literacy.…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Adult Literacy
UNICEF, 2014
Despite rapid economic growth in South Asia, strong inequalities persist and children pay a heavy price. This publication examines latest trends and data on children in the eight countries of the region. It highlights what has been achieved in the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child--and what remains to be done.
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Living Standards, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Rosalind – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2013
This article responds to Wright and Nelson's (1995) call for a "creative synthesis" of participant observation and participatory research, which may allow the limitations of both methods to be addressed. It does so by reflecting on the experience of doing long-term research both with and on young Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. Although…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Participatory Research, Refugees, Research Methodology
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Phuntsog, Nawang B. – Intercultural Education, 2012
This purpose of the study was to ascertain the level of ethnic identity formation and its perceived role on school engagement for Tibetan adolescents enrolled in public schools in two Midwestern states in the USA. The journey of these students from culturally encapsulated schools from Nepal, Bhutan, and India to multiculturally diverse settings…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Public Schools, School Activities, Adolescents
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MacPherson, Seonaigh; Ghoso, Dawa Bhuti – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2008
This study examines the multilingual and multiliteracy practices of a group of Tibetan female youths from South Asia (India, Bhutan, Nepal) newly arrived in Toronto, Canada (N = 24). The main data are derived from a questionnaire surveying their language practices across contexts indicating the roles of education, community, and society in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Literacy
Rennie, Frank; Mason, Robin – Online Submission, 2007
This paper discusses research and development work currently being conducted with universities in Bhutan and Nepal to design appropriate systems for distance and distributed learning courses among a network of campus sites. Although working from a high level of awareness of pedagogic skills, staff in the region face two significant impediments in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research and Development, Teaching Methods, Internet
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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