The May run of this programme is postponed to October.
Thank you very much for your kind support to the LKY School Executive Education.
A notable achievement of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern emerging and developing countries is rising enrolments at both elementary and high school levels. Basic schooling is generally now available for almost every child. This quantitative achievement, however, masks a ‘learning crisis’ of poor educational achievement for a variety of reasons. These are poor infrastructure, outdated curricula and methods, and above all, ill prepared and poorly motivated teachers. The advent of the global economy makes the solution to this problem all the more urgent.
As each country struggles with its own internal issues of reducing budgets and shifting priorities, a clear vision is needed to prepare the young for the future and ensure economic growth and employment without which social stability will be endangered. Skills development and training is one usually underfunded and underdeveloped, but essential for employment and economic development. The policies and experience of some of the more innovative and determined countries bear valuable lessons, which is the aim of this programme.