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Shaeffer, Sheldon F. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
Two major, inter-related issues are analysed in this paper -- mother tongue (MT) and early childhood care and education (ECCE). Evidence tells us that learning first in one's MT leads to better outcomes in the future -- for individuals, cultures, and nations. But MT is used rarely in ECCE programmes and the early grades of primary school so that…
Descriptors: Native Language, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Language of Instruction
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
Heugh, Kathleen; Mohamed, Naashia – UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
The Asia-Pacific region hosts the largest number of refugees and displaced people in the world, and is the place of origin for nearly half of all international migrants. However, data related to the unique language-in-education needs of refugee and migrant children in and from this area is sparse. The report aims to create a stronger knowledge…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Language Planning, Language of Instruction
UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
In 2003, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and UNESCO co-organized a Regional Workshop on School Library Services in South East Asia. It was followed by a project to examine the current state of information literacy education and recommend action plans to increase school libraries' involvement in the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, School Libraries, Library Development, National Surveys
Kirk, Jackie – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
"Education in emergencies" refers to a broad range of education activities, both formal and non-formal, which are life saving and sustaining. They are critical for children, youth and their families in times of crisis. Programmes for emergency education are often designed according to a specific environmental context and sometimes as temporary…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Gender Differences
Haddad, Caroline, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
Equivalency programmes (EPs) refers to alternative education programmes that are equivalent to the formal education system in terms of curriculum and certification, policy support mechanisms, mode of delivery, staff training, and other support activities such as monitoring, evaluation and assessment. The development of EPs is potentially an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Nontraditional Education, Curriculum Development
Kosonen, Kimmo; Young, Catherine; Malone, Susan – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
This compilation of resource papers and findings is from a regional workshop on mother-tongue/bilingual literacy programmes for ethnic and linguistic minorities in multilingual settings. It was organized by Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok, 6-10 December…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, Pilot Projects, Linguistics
Benson, Carol – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
This study is the expanded version of the advocacy brief "Mother Tongue-Based Teaching and Education for Girls" [ED495413]. It highlights in more detail the correlations between girls, language and marginality, and shows that there are indeed positive links between the use of mother tongue in education and female participation and…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Mothers, Disadvantaged, Bilingual Education
Wijngaarden, Jan; Shaeffer, Sheldon – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
An evaluation is presented on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the Asia Pacific region. Its focus is how human rights in relation to education have been upset by the epidemic. The education sector is urged to develop more initiatives to educate about the epidemic, and to build measures that deal with both immediate and long-term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Public Policy, Confidentiality
Wijngaarden, Jan; Mallik, Arun; Shaeffer, Sheldon – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
An evaluation is presented on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the Asia Pacific region. The spread of HIV/AIDS not only brings illness and death, it also threatens the efforts already made to achieve the goal of Education for All (EFA). Education can combat the negative consequences wrought by HIV/AIDS. Tactics include (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Advocacy, Administrator Responsibility
Meleisea, Ellie, Comp. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
The publication recounts two symposiums on Arts Education that took place in Hong Kong and New Delhi, India in January 2004 and March 2005 respectively. Two sections include papers covering the current situation of arts education in Asia and plans for the future. The first part has an introduction to culture and arts education in Asia, the vision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Creativity, Art Education
Wijngaarden, Jan; Shaeffer, Sheldon – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
This discussion paper evaluates the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the Asia Pacific region. It looks at the impact of the epidemic on children (aged 0-18) focusing on how the presence of HIV/AIDS in the household affects the education sector. Examples are summarized from research papers from inter-governmental agencies including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Discussion, Young Adults