SEAMEO seminar discusses seven priority areas in Bali

20 , 2018 | Source: Antara News

An international seminar themed SEAMEO Education Agenda for Sustainable Southeast Asia was organized by Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), in cooperation with the Indonesian Education and Culture Ministry, here, on Wednesday.

The seminar discussed seven priority areas of SEAMEO, Indonesian Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on the sidelines of the seminar.

The Ministers of Education of Southeast Asia launched the SEAMEO New Education Agenda based on seven priority areas for the next 20 years (2015-2035).

The seven priorities include Early Childhood Care and Education; Addressing Barriers to Inclusion; Resiliency in the Face of Emergencies; Promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); Revitalizing Teacher Education; Promoting Harmonization in Higher Education and Research; and Adopting a 21st Century Curriculum.

With the view of achieving sustainable development goals in the region, there should be a more effective and thorough interconnected operation between SEAMEO Member Countries and education partners to pursue regional goals by shaping a new learning paradigm that promotes these principles.

Effendy is currently president of SEAMEO, which has SEAMEO Centers in 24 regions in Southeast Asian region.

Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, remarked that the seminar had 29 speakers and 250 participants representing eight Southeast Asian countries and 11 SEAMEO member countries.

 

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