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18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016

18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference (In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future) - 26-28 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Dates: 26-28 October 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn Silom, 981 Silom Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
แห่ง:โรงแรมฮอลิเดย์ อินน์ กรุงเทพฯ สีลม, 981 ถนนสีลม แขวงสีลม เขตบางรัก, กรุงเทพฯ 10500 (ประเทศไทย) - download Accommodation Reservation Form
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Providing access to education for all (EFA) had been a global agenda for the past 15 years. Most countries in the Asia and Pacific region made remarkable gains in expanding access to education at all levels. However, progress on improving the quality of the education, particularly in terms of student learning and related teaching and learning conditions, was less impressive, resulting in this recommendation in the Report Card 2000-2015 for EFA Goal #6 on the quality of education: “Must try harder”. The Sustainable Development Goal 4–Education 2030 agenda – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – reinforces the growing consensus about quality being at the heart of education to measure (i) learner’s cognitive development and (ii) education’s role in promoting values and attitudes of responsible citizenship and in nurturing creative and emotional development.

The interpretation of quality in education is dependent on many factors, including expectations from different stakeholders grounded in their respective values, cultures and traditions. While definitions and measurements are integral to any discussion about quality, the essence and elements of learning must also be understood to enable the development of comprehensive and effective interventions for quality learning in the 21st century and beyond. All considerations about the quality of learning will have to be viewed through the lens of the entire education system, including the curriculum, teaching and learning materials; teachers and their teaching practices; school environment and infrastructure; allocation and use of resources; school leadership and management; students, their families and communities; and the diverse socio-cultural contexts and conditions.

In light of these considerations, the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand, is organizing the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future to facilitate leading-edge discussions about the quality of education, and to identify gaps where more research and efforts are needed to achieve inclusive and quality education by 2030.

Participants interested in presenting papers at the conference are invited to submit their abstracts by 15 July 2016. More information is available on the Call for Papers page.

“The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning.”

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned



Past UNESCO-APEID Conferences

  • Partnerships in Teacher Development for a New Asia (Bangkok, Thailand, 1995)
  • Re-engineering Education for Change: Educational Innovation for Development (Bangkok, Thailand, 1996)
  • Educational Innovation for Sustainable Development (Bangkok, Thailand, 1997)
  • Secondary Education and Youth at the Crossroads (Bangkok, Thailand, 1998)
  • Reforming Learning, Curriculum and Pedagogy: Innovative Visions for the New Century (Bangkok, Thailand, 1999)
  • Information Technologies and Educational Innovation for Development: Interfacing Global and Indigenous Knowledge (Bangkok, Thailand, 2000)
  • Using ICT for Quality in Teaching, Learning and Effective Management (Bangkok, Thailand, 2001)
  • Innovations in Secondary Education: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Youth in Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, 2002)
  • Educational Innovations for Development in Asia and the Pacific (Shanghai, China, 2003)