Organisation(s): UNICEF; UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific
Pages: 99 p.
The UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) and the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), organized a regional meeting on alternative learning/schooling programmes for primary education in Bangkok, 7-9 November 2012. The overall aim of this meeting was to develop momentum for creating, promoting and raising awareness about flexible learning strategies in the region, particularly primary level alternative learning/schooling programmes that are officially accredited by the government and are flexible and effective in offering school-age children a (second) chance of education so that they can learn, graduate and see their right to education fulfilled. This report documents the regional meeting, particularly examples of FLS in the countries in Asia-Pacific. At the meeting, these flexible learning initiatives were previously referred to as Alternative Learning/Schooling Programmes (ALPs). Thus throughout this report, FLS initiatives are referred to as Alternative Learning/Schooling Programmes (ALPs).