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In 2000, APEC's Ministers of Education noted that the diversity of the organization's membership makes it an ideal platform for the exchange of information, ideas, and expertise. The Ministers encouraged greater exchange among youth, university students, and professionals at all levels, both in person and through virtual means.

        


All APEC Members

  • Joint Statement of APEC's Education Ministers - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting The following statement outlines the primary concerns and areas of futured educational cooperation agreed to by APEC's Education Ministers at their most recent Ministerial Meeting. The statement asks APEC Senior Education Officials to analyze and prioritize among a list of recommended activities addressing language instruction, math and science instruction, the use of technology in education and governance and systemic reform. Get More Detail

  • World Transformed: Preparing Students for the 21st Century, A This English-language power-point report was presented at the 2004 Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region. Vivien Stewart reflects on the skills students require in the 21st century context - including knowledge of core content, communication skills and the ability to use technology. Stewart reports on how students currently perform in these areas and lays out the challenge for educators in APEC. Get More Detail

  • Asia Pacific Network for Education Web Portal The site provides a single gateway to resources to improve education systems in the Asia Pacific region. The site was developed on behalf of APEC in cooperation with the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation, with support from the APEC Education Foundation. Get More Detail

  • Knowledge Community This site - currently a prototype of what is to come - was designed for experts to share insights and ideas with other education professionals, based on the information found in the Knowledge Bank. Please send us your feedback on this prototype site! Get More Detail

  • World Links This website (available in Spanish and French) provides information about a teacher training program and international networl for collaborative projects and integration of technology into learning. World Links began as a pilot project of the World Bank where it served over 130,000 students and teachers. Get More Detail


Australia

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Higher Education Contribution Schemes (HECS) This site provides information, targeted to Australian and international students, graduates and parents who are interested in knowing more about studying at university in Australia or overseas, on a wide range of issues, support and study options that need to be considered when going to university. Get More Detail

  • Australian Government Department of Education, Science & Training This links to the official site of the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Science and Training where you will find useful links to information on policies and programmes that promote the development of education and science in schools, higher education, vocational education and training and international education. Get More Detail

  • Striking Balance: Sharing Effective Practice from East to West This power point presentation on best practice in education governance and systemic reform was prepared for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation details current research findings and policy trends in governance and decentralization, provides case studies, and outlines recommendations for cooperation in this area, including the area of higher education. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme links researchers with industry to focus research and development efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. It also has a strong education component with a focus on producing graduates with skills relevant to industry needs. Get More Detail

  • New Apprenticeship Program of Australia's Vocational Education & Training Department, The This site provides practical information on apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system and links to other government sites that provide advice on specific aspects of the New Apprenticeship Programme. Get More Detail

  • Australian Higher Education Quality Assurance Framework, The This paper provides an overview of quality assurance in the Australian higher education sector as well as outlines Australia's current multi-faceted quality assurance framework. Get More Detail

  • Governance Sub-Theme Strategic Plan Submitted for the 3rd APEC Ministerial Meeting, this paper from Australia focused on the issue of school governance centralization and decentralization in the APEC region. The paper's authors review major research and policy trends in the APEC region and provide examples from APEC's members. A series of recommendations to APEC's ministers for cooperation in this area are then provided. Get More Detail


Canada

  • Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide--9th Edition, 2004-2005 The Transfer Guide has been prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The Guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 provides information on secondary education in each province and territory (meaning of specific terms, systems of course numbering, credit requirements, examinations and grading practices, pattern of school organization, curriculum organization, and requirements for graduation); Part 2 contains detailed course descriptions for required and elective courses, with the name, abbreviation and course code that appear on the student's transcript. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Curriculum Development Process This promising practice document from Saskatchewan, Canada describes the provincial education department's curriculum development processes which involve teachers and others (e.g., students, parents, school trustees, administrators, Elders, post-secondary institutions, business, and other communities) in contributing their expertise as well as enhancing their knowledge and practice. The finalized curricula contain input at every step from classroom teachers (and others) and reflect a synthesis of all that is currently known about best practices, relevant important subject matter, and provincial and national contexts. Get More Detail

  • Campus Saskatchewan This website provides information about Campus Saskatchewan, a partnership of the Canadian province's post secondary institutions, the provincial government and other agencies to support the use of technology enhanced learning. Among other services, Campus Saskatchewan maintains a directory of Saskatchewan post-secondary credit courses and programs delivered using alternative delivery methods, such as online, televised, or independent study. Get More Detail


Chile

  • APEC Ministerial Main Paper - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This paper written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting lays out overarching themes facing APEC's Education Ministers in 2004. This paper synthesizes the information found in the policy papers presented on each of the four sub-themes discussed at the meeting - foreign language instruction, math and science instruction, the use of technology in education and educational governance and systemic reform. Get More Detail

  • English Language and other Foreign Language This power point presentation provides a dynamic overview of the policy paper on English and foreign language instruction presented to APEC's Education Ministers at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation reviews emerging research trends, current reform efforts, and recommended action steps to cooperatively improve language instruction in the region. Get More Detail


Chinese Taipei

  • English Language and other Foreign Language This power point presentation provides a dynamic overview of the policy paper on English and foreign language instruction presented to APEC's Education Ministers at the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting. The presentation reviews emerging research trends, current reform efforts, and recommended action steps to cooperatively improve language instruction in the region. Get More Detail

  • Transforming the Digital Divide Into A Digital Opportunity Executive Summary describing the implementation of the APEC Digital Opportunity Project and Symposium sponsored by Chinese Taipei. Includes components on e-education as critical to capacity building. Get More Detail


Korea

  • EDU-I This Korean language website provides a portal from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation's Teaching and Learning Support Center to provide professional support to teachers in each of sixteen local boards of education Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail


Mexico


New Zealand

  • How Can a Tertiary Education Strategy Drive Economic Growth? This discussion paper from the 4th APEC Ministers' Meeting on Regional Science and Technology Cooperation proposed a relationship between strengthening terteriary education and promoting economic growth in APEC economies. The paper proposes internal policy strategies for APEC members to pursue as well as means for cooperating. Get More Detail


Philippines


Thailand


United States

  • Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: Final Report (2003) Surveying more than 750 colleges and universities to examine the status of internationalization of U.S. postsecondary education, the ACE has produced a comprehensive look at institutional efforts, as well as international experiences and attitudes of students and faculty. This report compares with information from earlier studies, discusses institutional strengths and weaknesses, and makes recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Where Credit Is Due Where Credit Is Due: Approaches to Course and Credit Recognition Across Borders in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. This U.S. guide explores how specific institutions have overcame the issue of student discouragement in participating in higher education exchange due to the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships. Get More Detail

  • MIT OpenCourseWare This English-language website from the U.S. university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. The goal of OpenCourseWare is in part to create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials. OCW currently contains over 500 courses for free use around the world. Get More Detail

  • Adult Education Facts at Glance Information about Adult Literacy in the United States from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: School Choice for Parents This website about school choice policy in the United States under No Child Left Behind provides information for families so they may take advantage of new choices and supplemental educational services under Get More Detail

  • Where Credit Is Due Where Credit Is Due: Approaches to Course and Credit Recognition Across Borders in U.S. Higher Education Institutions. This U.S. guide explores how specific institutions have overcame the issue of student discouragement in participating in higher education exchange due to the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships. Get More Detail

  • East Meets West in Math Class:4 Schools Import Curriculum From Singapore This article in a U.S. newspaper discusses the Singapore math program being implemented in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It presents some background information about the program and addresses some of the challenges in importing the program to a new setting (in English). Get More Detail

  • Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide--9th Edition, 2004-2005 The Transfer Guide has been prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The Guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 provides information on secondary education in each province and territory (meaning of specific terms, systems of course numbering, credit requirements, examinations and grading practices, pattern of school organization, curriculum organization, and requirements for graduation); Part 2 contains detailed course descriptions for required and elective courses, with the name, abbreviation and course code that appear on the student's transcript. Get More Detail


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