11 September 2018

Here's how to prepare South-East Asia's young people for the future

Young people can drive our economies and societies to be more vibrant and productive. At the same time, their potential can only be realized if they benefit from quality education from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. Providing creative and effective learning environments is thus an ongoing challenge in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP)…, 21st-century skills, Improving learning, the uptake of 21st-century skills and employability in young people are critical issues for this region. While investments in second-decade education have been made, challenges to its efficacy remain. Learning has often not been responsive to the needs of young girls and boys, or to the critical changes and demands of modern…, Diverse challenges, While the burden of learning outcomes and readiness for work and life is often placed on education systems, they cannot be the only answer to the complex challenges faced by our societies. The EAP region is extremely diverse, accommodating vast economic differences as well as disparities in geography, gender equality and ethnicity. How do such…, A platform for innovation, Finally, in a region driven by entrepreneurship and technology, creativity and self-expression by adolescents and youth are major spurs to innovation. There is widespread recognition of the importance of active participation of children and adolescents within education and learning structures and its positive influence on the development of skills…