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UNESCO Bangkok launches its new publication, titled ‘Recalibrating Careers in Academia: Professional Advancement Policies & Practices in Asia Pacific’

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UNESCO Bangkok’s new publication is now online!

Together with experts from the Education Research Institutes Network (ERI-Net), UNESCO Banglok launched a two-year project to assess professional advancement policies and practices of higher education teaching personnel in Asia and the Pacific. The initiative set out to collect promising practices and emerging challenges with respect to recruitment, evaluation and promotion of higher education teaching personnel in the Asia-Pacific. One of the outcomes of the project is this collection of case studies on academic promotion. Further, the report presents  Further, it presents important issues that are fundamental to UNESCO’s mandate, including to promote gender equality and address concerns of teaching personnel with disabilities as well as the fair treatment of part-time staff and other potentially vulnerable people.

The new book and results of this effort are especially timely and meaningful given that 2017 is the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s 1997 Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel.

The publication can be accessed at: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002479/247904E.pdf

Read more about this news story at: http://www.unescobkk.org/resources/e-library/publications/article/recalibrating-careers-in-academia-professional-advancement-policies-and-practices-in-asia-pacific/

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