11.07.2012 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Nepal to participate in Asia-Pacific experts meeting in teacher training

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Nepal is participating in the regional experts meeting on Inclusive Education through Quality Teacher Education in Asia-Pacific, organized by UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education from 16 to 18 July 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Experts from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam are expected to attend the event,  which is part of the regional project “Strengthening Teacher Training to achieve EFA”.

The main purposes of the meeting are: to enhance understanding of the promotion and application of inclusive practices in and through pre-service teacher education; to outline a potential project proposal for future research in the areas of inclusion and teacher education in specific countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region; and to prepare an outline for the advocacy paper for the promotion and application of inclusive practices in and through pre-service teacher education.


The meeting is expected to bring together 40 experts comprising representatives from the research teams of participating countries, who were involved in the review process, local and national education stakeholders influencing policies of pre-service teacher education.

From Nepal, Gyani Yadab, Director of National Centre for Educational Development, Basu Dev Kafle, a professor at Tribhuvan University and Sriram Prasad Lamichhane, a professor at Kathmandu University will participate.

The project was started in 2008.   As a first step to the process, an in-depth review and situation analysis of pre-service teacher education systems focusing on teacher education curricula, available materials, methodology and policy were conducted in the participating countries including Nepal. A follow-up review was carried out in Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Nepal and Thailand in 2011.


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