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Towards EFA 2015 and Beyond

"Shaping a New Vision for Education"

Seminar Presentations

Day 2

Session III - Emerging development trends in the Asia-Pacific region and implications for education policy

Panel I - Economic trends and opportunities

Mr Gwang-Jo Kim (Director, UNESCO Bangkok)
Education in a changing world

Mr Kai-ming Cheng (Professor, Hong Kong University)
Education wake up!: Challenges and tensions beyond 2015

Mr Yoshiyuki Nagata (Associate Professor, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo)
Challenges of ESD: Holistic approaches towards a sustainable future

Mr Jose Guevara (President, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education)
Stories of climate change, the green economy and education

Panel II - Demographic trends and opportunities

Mr Soonghee Han (Professor, Seoul National University)

Mr Kamol Jiyankhodjaev (National EFA Expert, Uzbekistan)
Migration and the response of education systems in Asian and Pacific countries

Mr Kazuo Kuroda (Professor, Waseda University)
Student mobility in Asia and its regional impacts

Ms Maria Khan (Secretary-General, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education)
Education disparities and policy options

Panel III - Socio-cultural trends and challenges

Mr Lopen Lungtaen Gyatso (Director, Institute for Language and Cultural Studies, Royal University of Bhutan)
Education is wholesome

Ms Konai Thaman (Professor, University of the South Pacific)
Socio-cultural contexts of education in Pacific Islands countries

Mr Seunghwan Lee (Director, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding)
Revisiting the aim of education and mainstreaming of EIU

Panel IV - Emerging trends of education systems and policies

Mr Barry McGaw (Chair, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority)
Emerging trends of education and policies

Mr Xiaojin Zhang (Professor, Tsinghua University)
Key stakeholders, partnerships and shifting policy in EFA: Comparative case studies in China

Mr Mark Bray (Professor, Hong Kong University)
Financing education: Role of government and household expenditure


Session IV - Towards a regional programme for the development of the post-2015 education agenda

A document outlining the discussions of the meeting will be uploaded shortly.

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