Quality of Education

Quality of education, which has until recently been relatively neglected in the international discourse, is gaining greater attention in many Member States. This follows increased access to education at all levels and yet a recognition of the worrying fact that many learners complete primary education without having acquired even basic literacy and numeracy skills. A diverse policy challenge, this area of work covers a wide range of policy domains, including curriculum, pedagogy, teacher policies and particularly assessment (of both cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes).

  • Happy Schools Project national capacity development workshops and pilots: Japan, Thailand and Lao PDR
  • Assessment of Transversal Competencies: Current Tools in the Asian Region
  • NEQMAP workshop on Assessment for Learning
  • ‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’
  • Inclusion of learners with special needs in the national assessment of the Philippines

Latest Quality of Education

Global initiative around assessment of 21st century skills

The Brookings Institution and the Global Partnership Education (GPE) will collaborate with the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) at UNESCO Bangkok to explore the implications of the 21st century skills agenda for assessment. This will be a continuation of UNESCO Bangkok’s previous research in the area of 21st century skills or transversal competencies, the findings and recommendations of which was shared at the annual research and policy symposium hosted by the Brookings Institution in early April 2017.