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SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report: Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries

The findings presented in the five chapters of the report provide meaningful information to understand the level of resources, practices and learning outcomes in basic education across Southeast Asian countries.

Six countries from the region participated in SEA-PLM 2019: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Viet Nam. This first round focused on Grade 5 students and three learning domains: reading, writing and mathematics. A global citizenship questionnaire module was also developed as an experimental exercise in large-scale comparative assessment at the primary education level. In addition, SEA-PLM 2019 used a series of background questionnaires to collect extensive information about children, classrooms, schools, teachers, headteachers, parents and communities.

The programme hopes this report and further national and regional research to offer new policy momentum among Southeast Asian countries and partners.



Recommended Citation: UNICEF & SEAMEO. (2020). SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report, Children's learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries. Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF & Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) – SEA-PLM Secretariat.