Teachers in Asia Pacific: status and rights
In 2006, a regional seminar was held in Bangkok that focused on examining the status of teachers in the Asia-Pacific region. Subsequently, in 2014, UNESCO Bangkok proposed a study to review the current situation of teachers in the region. This report is the product of that 2014 proposal: a review that examines the status and rights of teachers in eight countries across five sub-regions within the Asia-Pacific: Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia.
The research upon which this report is based was primarily desk-based, involving the collation and examination of a wide range of documents from a variety of sources within each of the eight countries. Data were collected on the basis of 10 categories relating to the status and rights of teachers as follows: entry requirements; pre-service training; recruitment and deployment; workload; professional development; salary; retirement; assessment; unions; school leadership; and involving teachers in decision-making processes