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Learning to Live Together: Policies and Realities in the Asia-Pacific


What are countries doing to promote peace through education systems in the Asia-Pacific region?

This new report -Learning to Live Together: Education Policies and Realities in the Asia-Pacific – provides an analysis of how education systems in the region, through national policy frameworks, curriculum, teachers and assessment, are taking concrete steps to promote peace in education.

In an era of rapid changes in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world including the Asia-Pacific, it is more important than ever that citizens, and young people in particular, are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to nurture a culture of peace and tolerance. The promotion of such a culture through education stands at the heart of UNESCO’s mission.

Through the lens of ‘Learning to Live Together’, one of the learning pillars set forth by the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century in 1996, this report seeks to present a mapping of current education policies and practices in ten selected countries of the Asia-Pacific region and to assess the extent to which this concept has been reflected in education systems and national education policy frameworks.

The report focuses on the findings from ten countries - Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand. By highlighting innovative practices and identifying remaining gaps, it is hoped that the report will inform policy makers and practitioners who are working to better orient education systems toward the promotion of more peaceful, just and equitable societies.

For more information, please contact Ramya Vivekanandan [r.vivekanandan(at)unesco.org] at the Education Policy and Reform Unit

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Learning to Live Together: Education Policies and Realities in the Asia-Pacific

Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2014, 118 p.