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Foundational and Soft Skills for Disadvantaged Children and Youth

Foundational and Soft Skills for Disadvantaged Children and Youth

Session Information:

Session 5B: Foundational and Soft Skills for Disadvantaged Children and Youth

  • Dr. Nandini Chatterjee, UNESCO MGIEP
  • Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer, Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood, Thailand
  • Mr. Sompop Jantraka, Development Education Programme for Daughters and Communities/Greater Mekong Sub-Region, Thailand

Moderator: Ms. Thantida Wongprasong, Equitable Education Fund, Thailand

Scope: Soft-skills are a combination of many different things and are often transferable skills. Recognizing the many barriers disadvantaged youth may face, the session will explore how non-cognitive skills are important or more important than cognitive aspects in education and how these skills affect academic achievement and employment potentials.

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