Given the increasing decentralization of educational management in the region, school heads and teaching leaders will continue to be regarded as critical change agents for effecting educational quality improvements, implementation of educational innovations and leading responsive educational reforms.
In pursuit of its vision of “A Better Future for Every Learner in Southeast Asia” the Center will sharpen its focus on learning services, research and development activities and knowledge management activities which directly impact on learners.
The greater focus on the Southeast Asian learner highlights the need to improve learning achievement and learning progress of the millions of students across the Region, both those in formal education and non-school based learning programs.
The changing context of learning in Southeast Asia requires reconceptualizing traditional notions of the learning environment including learning tools and resources. With the integration of digital technologies into educational systems, there are expanding options for learning to take place anywhere, anytime, any pace and anyhow.
The Center aids in educational development within and outside the region through capacity building and learning services, research and innovation, knowledge management and information sharing, and other special programs addressing specific areas of concern in the Southeast Asian educational scenarios.