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UNESCO Bangkok, 2021
The Asia-Pacific Region is home to half of the world's 7,117 living languages. Impressive regional progress on Sustainable Development Goal #4's vision to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education" has been severely jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic. The more marginalized the child, the greater the threat. This Guidance Note…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Inclusion, Equal Education
UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all levels and forms of education, impacting the lives of millions of learners and teachers across the globe. UNESCO in the Asia and Pacific region is adopting different measures to support its Member States in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such measures have focused on ensuring…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, School Closing
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, 2019
Under the new Sustainable Development Goal agenda, gender equality and education are important concerns. The achievement of gender equality requires girls, boys, women and men to access their right to good quality education and training throughout their lives. Education can empower people to participate actively in their societies, access better…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Sustainable Development, Access to Education
Malone, Susan – UNESCO Bangkok, 2019
The number of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE) programmes has increased in recent years, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. The case study booklet in this MTB MLE Resource Kit describes programmes in Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that are examples of what language communities can do to help their children prepare to enter…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Native Language, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
Wan, Chang Da – UNESCO Bangkok, 2018
This policy brief, "Developing Holistic Indicators to Promote the Internationalization of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific," was developed in response to the growing importance and expansion of the internationalization of higher education in the region. The internationalization of higher education is an important part of SDG4.3 to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Access to Education, Educational Quality
Wang, Libing, Ed.; Teter, Wesley, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2018
Collaboration with stakeholders throughout Asia and the Pacific is increasingly important to develop quality and relevant lifelong learning systems. Technical planning tools like qualifications frameworks aim to promote transparency around expected learning outcomes, yet education and training providers in many countries struggle to deliver on…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Qualifications
UNESCO Bangkok, 2017
In an effort to assist the countries in Southeast Asia to develop more robust policies and programmes for out-of-school children (OOSC) in their respective countries, this report was commissioned to map out the current legislations, policies, characteristics, and interventions on OOSC in nine countries across the region, which include Cambodia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Out of School Youth, Access to Education
UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
Despite government commitments to Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve access to education, more than 18 million primary-aged children remain out of school in the Asia-Pacific (UNESCO, 2014). Given the impact of education on individuals, societies, and economies, there is great urgency for governments to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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
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
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
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
Harris, Ray; Miske, Shirley; Attig, George – UNESCO Bangkok, 2004
An inclusive, learning-friendly environment (ILFE) welcomes, nurtures, and educates all children regardless of their gender, physical, intellectual, socio-economic, emotional, linguistic and other characteristics. "Inclusive" in the school setting generally refers to the inclusion or children with disabilities into regular classrooms designed for…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Environment, School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship