ERIC Number: ED039053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Wastage Problems in Elementary Education.
Brown, R. I.
Participants in this survey were 33 countries from various continents, all members of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. In the document, education wastage in the elementary school is divided into 3 main components: (1) nonattendance, (2) repetition of grade, and (3) withdrawal from the school cycle. Year-grade and cohort data are compared and discussed for each country involved in the study. The enrollment and loss percentages are graphically identified. The document also includes discussions of financial costs, causes for wastage, and means of combatting wastage. It is concluded that (1) a number of curricular studies are required in order to reassess the type of education given at the primary stage and (2) that a main cause for wastage is thought to be inappropriate standards of education. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (EL)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Continuation Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Problems, Educational Problems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Enrollment, Failure, Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Out of School Youth, Potential Dropouts, Rural Areas, School Holding Power, Small Schools, Student Promotion, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Authoring Institution: Bristol Univ. (England). School of Education.
Note: Technical Seminar on Educational Wastage and School Drop-Outs (Bangkok, September 5 - 12, 1966)