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UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
In their pledge to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, countries across the globe have turned their attention to improving quality education, which includes student learning assessments. For many countries, implementing learning assessments is crucial to monitoring educational outcomes by providing data for education policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Sustainable Development, Educational Improvement
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
Benson, Carol – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Mother tongue-based education perpetuates equity in education, especially among girls who are often regarded as disadvantaged in access to education. The Asia and Pacific region is characterized by its rich ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity. Such diversity is found missing in many school systems in the region which often leads to gaps in…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies