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Secondary Education Policy Research in Asia

The Secondary Education Policy Research in Asia: SEPRA project aims to contribute to the development of a regional resource base on secondary education.  The project provides policy relevant information and research to help countries to undertake policy analysis and to formulate secondary education reforms.

The key products of this project are:

1) The first two booklets of the Asia-Pacific Education System Review Series:

The booklets summarized what is known, based on research, about selected contemporary policy issues in secondary education in the Asia and Pacific region. 

2) Secondary Teacher Policy Research in Asia Series

A series of regional comparative studies on secondary education teacher policy assesses how countries in Asia respond to the increasing demand of expanding access to quality secondary education. The series includes four country case studies (Lao PDR, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, and Thailand) and a regional synthesis.

3) Secondary Education Regional Information Base Serie

The series includes 12 country profiles (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).  The publications provide basic information on the status and functioning of secondary education in selected countries of the Asia-Pacific region in a user-friendly format.

The SEPRA project has been initiated by the Education Policy and Reform (EPR) Unit of UNESCO Bangkok and co-financed by UNESCO and the Japanese Government.