The Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning
The ANTRIEP website
One expression of ANTRIEP's increased autonomy is its website that functions as an information source for outsiders but also as an exchange tool for members.
Improving school efficiency: the Asian experience
A creative example of South-South co-operation
Created in 1995, this network has grown from 13 original members to 18 institutions from 10 countries. Its overall objective is to create synergy to enable participating institutions to address the needs for skill development in educational management in the region.
What has been done so far?
Activities since the launching include:
- a programme for the improvement of school management. This programme is action-oriented and focuses on the needs of head teachers and local-level managers. A seminar was organized in Shanghai in 2001 on 'Successful school management', and a study was published on 'The status of head teachers in the Asian region'.
- an ANTRIEP newsletter twice a year
- bilateral agreements within member institutions
- a research project on supervision and support services for basic education - in collaboration with the IIEP
- five policy seminars, covering key issues in Asia: quality monitoring, decentralization and school effectiveness.
IIEP is continuing to assist ANTRIEP, although the network is gaining autonomy.. The project on 'Improving school management in Asia through capacity building of head teachers' is ongoing. It is expected that this programme will result in the design of a course and prototype material for training school managers.