Recalibrating careers in academia: professional advancement policies and practices in Asia-Pacific

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Author: Wang, Libing; Teter, Wesley


Teachers are at the centre of quality higher education systems. This understanding is part of the international community's 17 Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] introduced in September 2015. Goal four is known as SDG4 - Education 2030, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This vision requires high quality teachers using learner-centered, active and collaborative pedagogical approaches. To meet this need requires an understanding of how to effectively train, hire and promote the next generation of scholars....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Employment; Career development; Workforce development; Equity; Policy; Research

Keywords: Academic staff; Recruitment; Employment practice; Conditions of employment; Social mobility; Equal opportunity; Professional recognition; Professional development; University; Institutional role; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Asia; Cambodia; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand

Published: Bangkok, Thailand: UNESCO and UNESCO Bangkok Office, 2017

Physical description: ix, 402 p.

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ISBN: 9789292235734 (print version); 9789292235741 (electronic version)

Statement of responsibility: Co-editors: Libing Wang and Wesley Teter

Resource type: Report

Rights: This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) license. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 128.273

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