Universities need to look beyond single-discipline learning and embrace knowledge that cuts across disciplines to resolve some daunting challenges.
The Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China offer 4 lessons for developing countries to strengthen their higher education systems and innovation capacities.
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Completing a short training course doesn’t necessarily provide the ‘employability edge.’ What else is at play?
About twenty years ago I was working for a well-known nongovernment organization (NGO), campaigning on many issues from access to affordable drugs for HIV/AIDS patients, to advocating for fair trade for small farmers. When asked what I did I explained about my advocacy for social justice. “Oh so, you’re promoting communism?” was the response.
Donors should consider public subsidies for tertiary education to make it more accessible.
In the southern Philippines, a culture-based senior high school program is serving the Tboli community with an innovated approach to education.
The Asia Pacific region has scored many successes in its march to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic in a number of countries, starting with Thailand, Cambodia, and India. But the region still faces serious challenges with other countries like Pakistan, Philippines, and Indonesia reporting rising epidemic levels. Initial successes in scaling up treatment and prevention programs have left some political leaders and policymakers complacent.
Local decision makers, civil society, teachers, and parents need to be engaged with and driving reforms if teaching is going to shift sufficiently to tackle Asia’s learning crisis.
Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?