ERIC Number: ED040769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-5
Reference Count: 0
[Selected Reports from the Technical Seminar on Educational Wastage and School Drop-Outs, with Summary Review of Country Reports.]
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
As a part of a study of educational wastage in Asian countries by the United Nations Educational, Scientific , and Cultural Organization, this summary review reports the incidence of dropout and retardation in public elementary schools in the countries included in the study (mainly Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, and the Philippines). It is noted that the majority of Asian countries had a high incidence of dropouts during the first three to four grades. It is also noted that most countries reported more incidence of dropouts in rural areas than in urban areas and that more dropouts were attributable to girls than to boys. The report lists factors which are contributory to the high rate of dropout and retardation, and 14 suggested remedial measures to minimize the wastage are listed. Tables and graphs are interspersed throughout the document to point out data pertinent to the study. A related document is RC 004 292. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Note: Technical Seminar on Educational Wastage and School Drop-Outs (Bangkok, Sept. 5-12, 1966)