A Program for Generating New Strategies for Innovation in Education
Because of the fast pace of change, higher educational institutions face a deepening crisis that yields to no single solution. Educational systems must be attuned to the specific ways in which globalization impacts local conditions, and they must be capable of and committed to creative innovation.
Today’s realities compel a paradigmatic shift in higher educational aims and practices that will help to drive social, economic, political and cultural change.
The International Forum for Education (IFE) 2020 is committed to fostering educational change that helps to build local, national and regional communities where conflicts can be resolved peacefully, diversity can be enriched, and development can be sustainable and equitable. Following its historic mission of responding to issues critical to the well-being of the Asia-Pacific community, the East-West Center
IFE 2020 provides a setting for current and potential leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to work collaboratively in developing new strategies for innovation in education. It primarily does this through four sets of activities:
- The Education Leadership Institute
- Senior Seminars for individuals from education, politics, business, media and cultural production concerned with creatively addressing the future educational needs of the region
- of books and journal issues on subjects addressed in senior seminars
- A network of participant individuals and organizations