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Status of Teacher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

This multinational study, prepared by the International Reading Association (IRA), was undertaken to provide information regarding the current status of the structures, policies, procedures, and practices of teacher education in the Asia-Pacific region. The data presented in this report offers an insight into national issues, traditions, and visions for the future. It should be of use to researchers and programme developers looking for a sense of the national context and the nature of the infrastructures empowered to address these issues.

"Status of Teacher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region" was initiated in response to a request from the UNESCO regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, with the purpose of collecting information regarding the processes and institutions connected with pre-service and in-service teacher education in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The information in this report is intended to provide insights and entry points for sustainable, capacity building programmes to enhance the quality of education personnel (primary, secondary, and tertiary) in the region.

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This report was compiled from data collected through a combination of local informants, reporters, and a review of documents. We believe the data to be reliable and accurate as at the time of publication.

However, if you see the need for corrections or supplementary information for countries included in the report,


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Read the executive summary (pdf, 170kb)

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