SEAMEO INNOTECH and UNESCO APPEAL Collaborate on Literacy Resource Pack
In partnership with UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), SEAMEO INNOTECH organized the Regional Experts Meeting on Developing a Resource Pack on Creating and Sustaining Literate Events. Eight literacy experts from various countries in the Asia Pacific region, three experts from UNESCO APPEAL, four specialists from SEAMEO INNOTECH, and two from the Philippine Department of Education are among the participants of the meeting, taking place from November 24 to 26.
In preparing the resource pack, the meeting mobilized regional experts to share stories, cultural beliefs, and concepts, examine the global context, and develop a vision beyond the literacy environment of present and future generations. Scheduled to be launched in January 2011, the resource pack will be a compilation of documents, publications, and materials that are relevant to the creation and development of literate environments. Given the fact that the resource pack will be used in different countries, it will be designed to be flexible and dynamic, able to adapt to specific unique learning contexts and create a nurturing and facilitative environment for literacy to be attained.