SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award 2006

The 2006 SEAMEO-Jasper Research Awardee, Mr Julito Aligaen, a high school teacher of the Asuncion National High School in Davao del Norte, the Philippines, receives the plaque of citation from Prof Dr Bambang Sudibyo, Minister of National Education, Indonesia and SEAMEO Council President, and Mr Dave Denine, Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Education, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, during the 42nd SEAMEO Council Conference on 13-15 March 2007 in Bali, Indonesia.

2006 SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award

Theme: Education for Responsible Citizenship


Theme: Strands:

  • Education for sustainable development, social inclusion, social equity and environmental responsibility
  • Education and advocacy for good governance, promoting civic consciousness, social participation and responsible citizenship
  • Advocacy and social mobilization for promoting community partnerships, civil society participation and responsible business
  • Education for promoting values, traditions, Southeast Asian culture and identity and respect for diversity and social harmony
  • Education for health security, preventing substance abuse, and promoting healthy and responsible lifestyles

The SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award was established in 1990 with the support of the Government of Canada as a way of recognizing exemplary research conducted by Southeast Asian Nationals in the region. The yearly award seeks to encourage young scholars to conduct research on a relevant theme on social development in Southeast Asia and to stimulate continued interaction and knowledge-sharing among Southeast Asian and Canadian researchers.

The theme for the 2006 Awards underlines the importance of education in moulding future responsible citizens. Southeast Asian countries are in the midst of economic and social transformation. Education must not only work towards acquiring the knowledge and competencies to function in a global environment. The goal of a future Southeast Asian community of cohesive, equitable and harmonious societies, bound together in solidarity for deeper understanding and cooperation is anchored in attitudes and values that promote individual responsibility and social harmony. Supporting this goal presents new challenges for education scholars and practitioners, requiring fresh concepts and models for effective teaching and learning.

The 2006 Awards recognizes research that explores concepts, ideas and practical experience for effective teaching and learning in the above-mentioned areas. This includes research on innovative models, teaching-learning approaches, materials, assessment methods as well as documented practices and cases of effective interventions in the formal and non-formal education streams.

The 2006 Research Award

For the 2006 award cycle, a travel fellowship for the dissemination of the winning research in Canada and Southeast Asia. The fellowship will include travel expenses to Canada (20 days, inclusive of travel time) and to selected SEAMEO Member Countries (20 days). The travel fellowship would include assistance in travel arrangements as well as health and travel insurance.

The awardee will be notified by the SEAMEO Secretariat and will receive a Plaque of Recognition during the 42nd SEAMEO Council Conference in Indonesia.

Eligible Applicants

  • A national of a SEAMEO-Member Country
  • Completed/earned a Master's or Doctorate degree
  • Not be more than 55 years old at the time of application
  • Physically fit to travel to Canada and Southeast Asia; certification by a competent physician may be requested before traveling
  • For studies/projects conducted by a team of researchers with multiple authors, only one person (the senior author) will be eligible for nomination. The submission should include a written note from the co-author(s) waiving any claim to the award, in case the research is selected; and a statement indicating the nominee's level of responsibility (in percentage) for the research work

The Research Entry

  • Must be a completed research study/project conducted in Southeast Asia (or covering one or more country in the region) relating to Education for Responsible Citizenship and cover one or more of the thematic strands
  • The research must have been completed within in the past three years
  • If the research paper has already been published, the revised paper should incorporate some new aspects/dimensions or updated information, findings or analysis
  • Research conducted for graduate/post graduate theses or doctoral dissertations will not be accepted
  • All submissions (including photo captions and other materials) should be in English

Selection Process

A Selection Committee composed of representatives of relevant international organizations, experts in the field covered by the theme, previous SEAMEO-Jasper awardees and officials of SEAMEO will be convened to review the submissions. Selection will be based on the quality of the research report, the relevance to improving education in Southeast Asia and its potentials for promoting better understanding between Canada and Southeast Asia.

Submission of Nominations (The 2007 awards cycle will be announced soon).

  • Completed nomination form
  • Seven (7) copies of the summary of the research paper (not more than 20-pages, inclusive of the rationale, objectives, methodology, findings, conclusions, recommendations and references/bibliography)
  • Seven (7) copies of the research abstract (one-page)
  • One (1) copy of the complete research paper
  • Hard copy and electronic submissions must be sent to the SEAMEO Secretariat.
  • The submissions should be clearly marked and addressed to:

The Director
SEAMEO Secretariat
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, THAILAND