UNESCO Bangkok Multi-country Research on Multigrade Teaching in Asia-Pacific: Regional Dissemination Workshop

23-25 March 2015, Bangkok

UNESCO Bangkok Office has implemented a project entitled “Promoting Quality Education through Enhanced Multigrade Teaching in Asia-Pacific” with a view to improving the quality of learning for the poorest and marginalized children living in rural, remote and less populated areas by strengthening national capacity in planning and implementing multigrade teaching. The project is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

As part of the project, UNESCO Bangkok Office, in collaboration with relevant UNESCO Field Offices and UNICEF Thailand Country Office, embarked on a multi-country research to examine the current policies and practices concerning multigrade teaching and identify evidence-based policy options for improving the overall quality of multigrade teaching in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand in 2014. The multi-country research was completed in January 2015.

This regional workshop will be organized to disseminate the preliminary research findings and promising practices on multigrade teaching, and to provide a participatory platform for policy-makers, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders to discuss strategies and directions to enhance multigrade teaching to improve the quality of education in the region.

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