ERIC Number: ED180684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Combining Education and Work; Experiences in Asia and Oceania: Bangladesh.
Dacca Univ., Bangladesh. Inst. of Education and Research.
Bangladesh stresses the importance of education responsive to the country's development needs and capable of producing, through formal or non-formal methods, skilled, employable manpower. Although no pre-vocational training exists, new curricula have introduced practical work experience in the primary schools and have integrated agriculture, industry, social welfare, and home economics with general education at the secondary level in order to help reduce school dropout and youth unemployment problems. Post-secondary education remains remote and theoretical despite the push to combine work experience and education. Only highly specialized professional degree or vocational/technical programs utilize productive work experience during training. While Bangladesh plans more polytechnics and vocational/technical institutes, current emphasis appears to be centered on improving the quality of life and lowering the 75% illiteracy rate in the poverty ridden country through practical adult education programs of rural development, functional literacy, health, family planning, home economics, agriculture, and fisheries. The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee attempted to provide non-formal education in these areas in a self-sustaining program of rural development in the Sylhet district. The program continued for four years but had little funding, an ill-trained staff, and met with limited success. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Dropout Prevention, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Planning, Functional Literacy, Health Education, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, Out of School Youth, Outdoor Education, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Productivity, Relevance (Education), Rural Development, Rural Education, Skill Development, Vocational Education, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Authoring Institution: Dacca Univ., Bangladesh. Inst. of Education and Research.