Last year I ran an online survey about archaeology education in Southeast Asia on behalf of my employer, SEAMEO SPAFA. The aim of the study was to understand the archaeology education landscape for archaeology in Southeast Asia and the determine the current and emerging needs for the profession today. The preliminary report was prepared and published in the SPAFA Journal and I hope these results may help readers who are involved in training and education for future planning endeavours.
This report presents the preliminary results of the SEAMEO SPAFA Survey on Archaeology Education in Southeast Asia which was conducted online from September to December 2018. The aim of the survey was to understand the archaeology education landscape in Southeast Asia and identify the current needs in archaeology education and skills training. 330 people responded to the survey, which was available in multiple languages. These initial results outline where archaeologists in the region studied archaeology; public perceptions of archaeology education in the region; an overview of the archaeology profession and industry and the main training needs identified by those studying or working in Southeast Asian archaeology today.