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Kamis, 13 Agustus 2009

SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics

What is SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics?

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teacher and Education Personnel was established accordance with the article IV (10) of the chapter of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization. It was launched on July 13, 2009 by H E Jurin Laksanawisit the President of SEAMEO. The Centre located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia has purpose to take part in the quality improvement of Mathematics teachers and education personnel in Southeast Asia


To be a centre of professional excellence in the area of Mathematics teaching for teachers and education personnel within the framework of sustainable development.


To provide relevant and quality programmes of professional development for mathematics teachers and education personnel through capacity building activities, resources sharing, research and development and networking.


The proposed SEAMEO Centre for QITEP in Mathematics is expected to achieve two major goals:

The first goal is to cater for the needs of improving the quality of mathematics teachers and education personnel in the region. It is expected that the new SEAMEO centre will contribute toward the growth and the strenghtening the quality of education for better quality of life of the people in the region.

The second goal is to establish extensive networks, sharing and exchanges information and experiences among SEAMEO Member Countries. It sis expected also that decision makers from the partners are able to access timely, accurate, and consistent data for better policy desicion to meet a wide range of benefits.


Based on its goals, the Centre will carry out three objectives:
1. To promote sustainable professional development for teachers and education personnel in the area Mathematics
2. To provide intellectual forums for policy makers and experts in the field of Mathematics.
3. To establish networks and patnerships at national, regional, and international levels.


The questions asked in the questionnaire relate to the programmes of the Centre whether the respondents agree or disagree with the programmes offered by the Centre. Reffering to the result of the programmes proposed as follows.

1. Enhance programmes excellence and relevance:
a. Trainings
b. Research and development Activities
c. Interships
d. Seminars/Symposiums?Conferences
e. Scholarship
2. Enhance quality and efficiency management
3. Ensure Finacial Viability
4. Increase Access To Market
5. Strenghten and increase linkages

Organizational structure


The funding sources of the Centre may be grouped into two, namely internal and external sources of funding.
1. Internal sources of funding are basically from the host qovernment, i.e., the Goverenment of Indonesia, which provides support of funds for operational expenses of the centre. In addition, internal sources of funding also include SEAMEO for its provision of special education and development funds for each centre.

2. External sources of funding inclide government agencies, foundation, corporations, other organizations and individuals who provide funds in the form of grant and/ or gift based on mutual agreement/contract for the purpose of implementation of educational projects.

The centre plans to work collaboratively wiyh other local/international institutions to identify programme opportunities and develop funding mechanisms that further their mutual interest and objective. The centre will also seek to expand its funding strategy to include the establishment of an endowment fund for the purpose of ensuring its long-term financial stability. Basically the funding will be used for the growth and development of the Centre which includes the enhancement of human resources, structure and infrastructure, and miscellaneous.


July 13, 2009

The President of SEAMEO, H E Jurin Laksanawisit visited SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics and opened the first course “Enhanching Mathematics Learning in Primary School Using Realistic Mathematics Education”

July 13 – Agt 8, 2009

The first course of SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics Yogyakarta


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