KATHMANDU: The 12th Biennial Conference of Comparative Education Society of Asia (CECA) has kicked off in Kathmandu on Saturday with the theme ‘Valuing Diversity in Education: Formal and Informal Learning across Cultures”.
Organized jointly by CESA, Comparative Education Society of Nepal (CESON) and Kathmandu University, more than 200 research papers of scholars from 18 countries are to be virtually presented and discussed on September 25-26.
Inaugurating the conference, Prof Bhola Thapa, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University, emphasized that borrowed knowledge and education may not fit well in the local context so learning should be localized and contextualized. He further remarked that enhancing quality higher education needs improving the quality of education at the lower level.
Welcoming the delegates, Prof. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, the Dean of Kathmandu University School of Education and the convener of the conference focused on localizing knowledge and practices and urged all to see t
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