ERIC Number: ED180685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Combining Education and Work; Experiences in Asia and Oceania: Burma.
Since the 1964 introduction of the New System of Education, based on socialistic moral values and vocational and science training, Burma has attempted to combine formal and non-formal education with productive work experiences. Through a well organized program of compulsory primary education, mass literacy, combined vocational and general education, and on-the-job training, technical and vocational subjects are being added gradually to the regular curriculum at many educational levels. For example, Basic Schools provide initial training so that dropouts (50% of all students aged 9-15) will have at least some vocational skills. Government educational policies are also reflected in the options available to high school graduates including: government employment and enrollment at the Workers' College; on-the-job training supplemented by correspondence courses; enrollment at government technical/agricultural/vocational institutes; or enrollment at eighteen new Regional Colleges which integrate technical and vocational education in twenty fields with a regular two-year college curriculum. Graduates may complete university degrees through university attendance or on-the-job training combined with correspondence courses. The Voluntary Labor Contribution Program provides an opportunity for students at all but basic levels to experience workers' lives, appreciate labor, and contribute to national development. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Nonformal Education, On the Job Training, Out of School Youth, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Rural Development, Science Education, Skill Development, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
UNIPUB, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10016
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: Ministry of Education, Rangoon (Burma).