Teachers are a key element of addressing the ongoing education crisis in Asia and the Pacific. Fully supporting educators now will pay off generously over the long term.
Mr. Panth provides technical leadership to the education sector group (ESG) in ADB, leads the preparation of the ESG work plan and facilitates collaboration across sector and technical groups in ADB and with external partners. He has over 25 years of experience in the education sector including sector assessment, project processing, implementation, evaluation, and policy dialogue, covering all levels—primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education. Mr. Panth worked with the World Bank as a senior education specialist in Nepal before joining ADB in 2001. He has also worked in Central Asia, South Asia, China, Ghana, Malawi and the United States. Besides coordinating and contributing to several publications, Mr. Panth has made several presentations in different fora and contributed to policy analysis, policy dialogue and analytical work pertaining to different aspects of education reform.
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Teachers need to be provided the tools and training to successfully lead students into making the jump to effective digital learning.
Here are five key areas where EdTech solutions can help countries transition their short-term education solutions to the medium and long-term.
The surge in online learning in the People’s Republic of China during the coronavirus outbreak highlights the importance of infrastructure, platforms and the preparedness of teachers, students and parents.
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.
Countries in the region can benefit tremendously from leveraging technology to inform education and job training.