Webinar on Rural Education in East Asia: Perspectives From Small Rural Schools

The Graduate School of Education is hosting a webinar that explores rural education challenges across East Asia. Speakers will provide case studies from rural schools in China, Korea, and Japan, delving into schools' policies and practices.

The past decades have seen countries within East Asia achieve remarkable progress in raising educational standards, making education more inclusive and equitable. Still, many rural areas face educational challenges owing to a myriad of social issues: migration, unemployment, low birth rates, and efficiency-driven education policies. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded these problems.

Number four of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4) aims to ensure the provision of education for all and leave no child behind in the pursuit of quality education. The webinar marks a good time to take stock of progress across the East Asia region.

The webinar is open to the public, but registration is required.

Date: Friday, October 30, 2021
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Deadline: Wednesday, October 28*
*Registration is limited to the first 500 people

Speakers and Discussants

Dr. Xiaodong Zeng: Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, UNESCO International Research and Training Center for Rural Education (INRULED)

Dr. Joon Yul Choi: College of Education, Kongju National University

Dr. Yasuyuki Tamai: Hokkaido University of Education Research Institute for Remote and Small School Education (HUE RISE)

Dr. Philip Roberts: Rural Education & Communities Research Group, University of Canberra

Robert Parua: UNESCO Beijing Office


Dr. Jing Liu
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

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