ERIC Number: ED348559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education for Early Primary School Leavers. Report of a Technical Working Group Meeting (Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 4-11, 1988).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This report summarizes discussions of a working group meeting on the continuing education needs of early primary school leavers in Asia and the Pacific. An introduction summarizes the welcoming addresses. Chapter 1 presents highlights of experiences of these countries in providing continuing education to school leavers: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. Chapter 2 discusses the learning needs of early primary school leavers identified by the meeting: literacy, communication, and post-literacy skills; numeracy or arithmetic skills; occupational, technical, or entrepreneurial skills; values development; citizenship training; thinking skills; self-confidence or self-worth; and primary health care, hygiene, and sanitation. Areas of action to meet the learning needs of dropouts are recommended. Chapter 3 proposes four operational models for continuing education: distance education and community-based instruction model, continuing education model for early primary school leavers, community-centered model, and distance study model. Chapter 4 discusses a 10-step process for instructional materials development. Chapter 5 makes recommendations for follow-up actions at the national and regional levels. Appendixes include the following: "A Conceptual Framework and Proposed Operational Models for Early Primary School Leavers in Asia and the Pacific" (Vichai Tunsiri); opening statement (Leonardo de la Cruz); and participant list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Citizenship Education, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Dropouts, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Health, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Material Development, Mathematics Skills, Models, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Self Esteem, Thinking Skills, Values Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia; Pacific Region