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  1. Title

    Developing skills for economic transformation and social harmony in China: a study of Yunnan Province

    Description
    This report examines the sources of the mismatch of supply and demand for skilled labor in Yunnan Province, China; outlines the challenges facing Yunnan as it seeks to strength its Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET) system, improve access to education and the quality of educational outputs, encourage more robust work-based and rural training and invest additional resources in general education; and recommends specific policies that cross both sectors and address the sector-specific issues. This report was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Author
    Xiaoyan Liang; Shuang Chen
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16197
  2. Title

    Diversification of post-secondary education

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the diversification of post-secondary education discussing the role of higher education in development, a definition of post-secondary education and diversification, diversification in institutions, study programmes and clientele, funding and management of post-secondary education and employment of post-secondary education graduates. It also includes several country case studies including Malaysia. This report was published by UNESCO in 2014.
    Author
    N. V. Varghese (editor)
    Publisher
    International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002269/226981e.pdf
  3. Title

    Dynamics of school and work in rural Bangladesh

    Description
    This report investigates the effect of work on the school progress of children in rural Bangladesh. They find that work has a negative effect on the progress that children make at school and propose that new policies are introduced in order to combat these problems. The report compares three suggested policies which involve: compulsory primary schooling, compulsory school entry at age six, and universal access to secondary school. This report was published by The World Bank Group in 2004.
    Author
    Cristóbal Ridao-Cano; José Canals-Cerdá
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/14068
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    Early adolescent girls: a global view of participation in lower secondary education

    Description
    This document presents statistics on education of adolescent girls including their participation in education since 1999, school exposure among girls who are out of school, when out of school girls left school and the transition from primary to secondary.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/fs11-2011-en.pdf
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    Early childhood development and education in China: breaking the cycle of poverty and improving future competitiveness

    Description
    This document highlights the importance of investment in early childhood development and education (ECDE) in China and discusses the challenges to ECDE in China, policy and access to ECDE service, financing of ECDE, determinants of child outcomes and policy implications and the way forward for ECDE. This report was published by WorldBank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18375
  6. Title

    Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia: strong foundations, later success

    Description
    This book introduces Indonesia's policies and programs for improving early childhood education and development in poor villages. It describes the need for these services and goes on to evaluate the impact they have had, as well as the challenges that these projects have faced. It concludes by highlighting a number of key lessons that have been learnt from these projects and describes how these lessons can be used to inform future policy and practices. This book was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Amer Hasan; Marilou Hyson; Mae Chu Chang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15799
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    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 1. Use of student assessment for policy and learning improvement

    Description
    This document analyzes the responses to a survey of Asia-Pacific countries which attempted to determine how assessment results are used beyond their basic function of measuring student learning to provide the evidence to improve educational policies and practices. The countries surveyed include Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. It examines international large-scale assessments, examinations and other national/sub-national assessments. This document was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/epr/PDF/AssesmentSurveyReport131111.pdf
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    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 2. Culture and learning: reconstructing research on learning

    Description
    This report examines how culture influences learning within the context of the Asia-Pacific region and how this relates to the unequal distribution of learning success and opportunities across the region. It discusses learning in Chinese societies, cultural neuroscience and dyslexia in students learning non-alphabetic languages, the disparity between learning in East Asia and South-East Asia with recommendations of issues that need to addressed to meet the future needs of the region. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Author
    Kerry J. Kennedy
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002251/225171E.pdf
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    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 3. Educational neurosciences - more problems than promise?

    Description
    This paper reviews recent research carried out on studies of the brain (neuroscience) in relation to the biological basis for learning (educational neurosciences). It examines the promise of educational neurosciences, synaptogenesis and neural plasticity, the problem of mouse-based education, dyslexia, mathematics and mirrors in the brain and functional localization on Sukhumvit Road. This paper was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Author
    Ilkka Tuomi
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/education/news/article/educational-neurosciences-more-problems-than-promise-education-policy-research-series-discussion/
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    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 4. Financing of secondary education in the Asia-Pacific region: synthesis paper

    Description
    This paper provides an overview of the current status of secondary education in the Asia-Pacific region with insights on countries' policies and experiences relating to financing secondary education including public expenditure, sources of funding, teacher salaries, how free is secondary education, private tutoring, technical and vocational education, aid for secondary education and public-private partnerships. It also discusses related challenges such as decentralization in education, formula funding, mobilisation of additional resources and targeted support to the disadvantaged. This paper was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/resources/e-library/publications/article/financing-of-secondary-education-in-the-asia-pacific-region-synthesis-paper-education-policy-resea/
  11. Title

    Education policy research series discussion document, No. 5. Education systems in ASEAN+6 countries: a comparative analysis of selected educational issues

    Description
    This report reviews and analyzes key educational issues in the areas of education policy and management frameworks, secondary education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) +6 countries and highlights how the systems can be improved and how educational disparities across the countries can be reduced. This report was published by UNESCO in 2014.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unescobkk.org/resources/e-library/publications/article/education-systems-in-asean-6-countries-a-comparative-analysis-of-selected-educational-issues-educa/
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    Educational practices series, No. 10: Motivation to learn

    Description
    This booklet explains the principles that encourage children to learn including motivational beliefs, unfavourable motivational beliefs impede learning, favourable motivational beliefs facilitate learning, students' beliefs about goal orientation, different beliefs about effort affect learning intentions, goal-setting and appraisal, striving for goals and willpower and keeping multiple goals in harmony.
    Author
    Monique Boekaerts
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac10e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 11: Academic and social-emotional learning

    Description
    This booklet discusses the principles behind teaching the social-emotional skills that students need to succeed in school and life including learning requires caring, teach everyday life-skills, link social-emotional instruction to other school services, use goal-setting to focus instruction, use varied instructional procedures, promote community service to build empathy, involve parents, build social-emotional skills gradually and systematically, prepare and support staff well and evaluate what you do.
    Author
    Maurice J. Elias
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac11e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 12: Teaching reading

    Description
    This booklet outline the practices of reading development and instruction including oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, prior knowledge, comprehension, motivation and purpose, integrated reading and writing, texts, assessment, cultural factors and practice.
    Author
    Elizabeth S. Pang; Angaluki Muaka; Elizabeth B. Bernhardt; Michael L. Kamil
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac12e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 17: Teaching science

    Description
    This booklet provides guidance on how to teach science effectively including teaching as a purposeful means to an end, core scientific ideas, deep scientific understanding, complexity of learning, active construction of scientific knowledge, science content and students' interests, expectations for learning and students' anxieties and conflicts.
    Author
    John R. Staver
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/Practice_17.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 18: Teacher professional learning and development

    Description
    This booklet outlines the principles for teacher professional learning and development that has a positive impact on student outcomes including focus on valued student outcomes, worthwhile content, integration of knowledge and skills, assessment for professional inquiry, multiple opportunities to learn and apply information, approaches responsive to learning processes, opportunities to process new learning with others, knowledgeable expertise, active leadership and maintaining momentum.
    Author
    Helen Timperley
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_18.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 19: Effective pedagogy in mathematics

    Description
    This booklet provides guidance on how to teach mathematics effectively including an ethic of care, arranging for learning, building on students' thinking, worthwhile mathematical tasks, making connections, assessment for learning, mathematical communication, mathematical language, tools and representations and teacher knowledge.
    Author
    Glenda Anthony; Margaret Walshaw
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_19.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 1: Teaching

    Description
    This booklet provides an introduction to the principles of effective teaching including a supportive classroom climate, opportunity to learn, curricular alignment, establishing learning orientations, coherent content, thoughtful discourse, practice and application activities, scaffolding students' task engagement, strategy teaching, co-operative learning, goal-oriented assessment and achievement expectations.
    Author
    Jere Brophy
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac01e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 20: Teaching other languages

    Description
    This booklet offers practical guidance on how to teach other languages including characteristics of learners of other languages, learning another language is a process, designing courses for learning other languages, designing and organizing classroom tasks, reading and vocabulary learning in other languages, writing and extended discourse, error correction and feedback in language learning, technology and the teaching of other languages, assessment and professional development for teachers of other languages.
    Author
    Elizabeth B. Bernhardt
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_20.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 21: Principles of instruction

    Description
    This booklet presents the ten research-based principles of instruction and suggestions for classroom practice including daily review, present new material using small steps, ask questions, provide models, guide student practice, check for student understanding, obtain a high success rate, provide scaffolds for difficult tasks, independent practice and weekly and monthly review.
    Author
    Barak Rosenshine
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_21.pdf
  21. Title

    Educational practices series, No. 23: Effective pedagogy in social sciences

    Description
    This booklet provides guidance on teaching social sciences (including the subjects of social studies, history, geography, economics and classical studies) to improve student outcomes including alignment: identifying prior knowledge, aligning teaching to desired outcomes, providing opportunities to revisit learning; connection: drawing on relevant content, ensuring inclusive content, establishing productive learning relationships, promoting dialogue, sharing power with students; interest: maximizing student interest, satisfying diverse motivational needs, using a variety of activities; and teaching as inquiry.
    Author
    Claire Sinnema; Graeme Aitken
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_23.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 24: Emotions and learning

    Description
    This booklet discusses the effects that emotions have on students' learning and achievement, including understanding emotions, individual and cultural differences, positive emotions and learning, negative emotions and learning, self-confidence, task values and emotions, emotion regulation, classroom instruction and teacher emotions, goal structures and achievement standards, test-taking and feedback and families, peers and school reform.
    Author
    Reinhard Pekrun
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_24eng.pdf
  23. Title

    Educational practices series, No. 25: Nurturing creative thinking

    Description
    This booklet examines how educational practice can be used to encourage creative thinking including how creativity can be promoted through all school subjects, influence creative thinking through well-designed learning spaces, increase the use of open-ended questions, engage learners in meaningful and authentic activities, collaboration enhances creativity, make efficient use of educational technologies, allow for mistakes and sensible risk-taking and learning how to assess and reward creativity.
    Author
    Panagiotis Kampylis; Eleni Berki
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Educational_Practices/EdPractices_25eng.pdf
  24. Title

    Educational practices series, No. 2: Parents and learning

    Description
    This booklet provides guidance on what parents can do to help their children do well in school including the curriculum of the home, parent/child relationship, routine of family life, family expectations and supervision, homework, school/home communication, parental involvement, parent education, family/school relationships and families and communities.
    Author
    Sam Redding
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac02e.pdf
  25. Title

    Educational practices series, No. 3: Effective educational practices

    Description
    This booklet discusses briefly a range of educational practices that promote learning including parent involvement, graded homework, aligned time on task, direct teaching, advance organizers, the teaching of learning strategies, tutoring, mastery learning, co-operative learning and adaptive education.
    Author
    Herbert J. Walberg; Susan J. Paik
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac03e.pdf

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