Mongolia Lecture Series: Y Otgonbayar “Education Reform in Mongolia”

Mongolia Lecture Series
Program on Inner Asia
University of British Columbia

Wednesday, Oct 24
16:30h

Room 231
CK Choi Bldg for the Institute of Asian Research
1855 West Mall
UBC

Yondon OTGONBAYAR

“Education Reform in Mongolia”

Dr. Otogonbayar will provide an overview over the reform of primary and secondary education in Mongolia starting with the introduction of secular education during the state-socialist period, the eradication of illiteracy and the foundations of a Soviet-style education system. He will then discuss the first changes in the education systems in the early 2000s. The pros and cons of current reforms will complete this overview.

The Hon. Otgonbayar is a member of the Mongolian parliament (Улсын Их Хурал) for the Mongolian People’s Party. From 2008-2012 he served as Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the Mongolian cabinet. Dr. Otgonbayar was educated at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations; the Indian Institute of Management and Marketing, New Delhi, and the Academy of Management, Ulaanbaatar. Prior to entering politics he served in Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Relations. He tweets @OtgonbayarY

As always, this event is free and open to the public.

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