East Asia and Pacific

Greening skills for rural youth in South East Asia

This research report was commissioned for the purpose of investigating the potential for green skills training in four countries: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and to assist Plan International in finding the best strategies that could be used to incorporate green skills into its vocational training programmes. The larger aim of this research is to increase livelihood opportunities for young people affected by climate change, and to provide green skills for a new generation of workers under a growing green economy.

Vocationalization of secondary education in India

This report is an attempt to understand the work being undertaken by vocational education and training organizations in India set against the backdrop of the nationwide scale up of the NSQF. Currently, the work being undertaken by independent organizations is extremely fragmented with minimal levels of collaboration and cross-learnings. This report is an attempt to share the nature of the work being undertaken by some of the different organizations working in this area as well as their learnings.

Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 6: School-to-Work Transition Information Bases

This report is organized into six sections. This Introduction section presents the background to the study. Section 2 provides an overview of the concept of the school-to-work information base, including the definition, the benefits of such an information base, the types of information that are required and the methods for the collection of that information. The following two sections, Section 3 and Section

Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 5: Student Learning Assessment

The emerging definition of new skills and competencies required in a global knowledge-based society goes beyond the traditional scope of academic learning. In particular, for basic education, the common goal is not only to enhance the average competencies, but also to accomplish access, equity and quality of these competencies (G.-J. Kim, 2010). To achieve these goals, curriculum (standard),
pedagogy (delivery) and assessment (outcome) need to be aligned.

Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 4: Decentralized Finance and Provision of Basic Education

This booklet was prepared as part of UNESCO Bangkok’s programme on education policy reviews and analyses on sector planning, management and financing. The information contained in the booklet draws on the papers and presentations delivered at the Regional Policy Seminar on Education Finance and Decentralization in Asia: Implications for Service Delivery, held in Bangkok, Thailand, between

Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series No. 3: Education MTEF: Approaches, Experience and Lessons from Nine Countries in Asia

This paper is aimed at professionals working in education planning and finance, providing readers with (i) a summary of the basic concepts of the MTEF process, (ii) an overview of how MTEF has been developed and implemented in the education sector in different country contexts in the region, (iii) mapping of the issues typically faced by those countries in its implementation, and (iv) recommendations for how ministries of education can engage with the MTEF process more fruitfully.

Asia-Pacific Secondary Education System Review Series No. 2: Access to Secondary Education

Asia and the Pacific is a region of contrast. While some countries have high enrolment rates at secondary and higher education levels, others have still a long way to go to offer secondary education to the majority of their school age population, to reduce disparities across gender, social and ethnic groups and to reduce drop out. This booklet is about how to increase access to secondary education.

Asia-Pacific Secondary Education System Review Series No. 1: Examination Systems

Examinations play a crucial role in shaping what happens in secondary schools and societies within the Asia-Pacific region. This booklet reviews the salient features of examinations in different countries and reviews current practices, focusing specifically on public examinations organized at the national or state level. It also makes suggestions about what can be done to improve examination systems, taking into account best practice both within the region and worldwide.

Education Policy Research Series Discussion Document No. 5: Education Systems in ASEAN+6 Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Educational Issues

What are the key issues, challenges and opportunities for improving educational systems across the ASEAN+6 countries?

Education Systems in ASEAN+6 Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Educational Issues reviews and analyses a range of selected issues in education systems of the ASEAN+6 countries focusing on three key policy areas: 1) sector policy and management frameworks, 2) secondary education, and 3) technical and vocational education and training (TVET).


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