ERIC Number: ED144896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of Education in Bahrain (1975-1976).
Ministry of Education (Bahrain).
Educational policy in Bahrain during the period 1974-76 stressed expansion to include all school age children, curriculum development to keep abreast of social change, increased efficiency of educational administration, construction of new school buildings, and eradication of illiteracy. The three levels of the educational system are primary (ages six-11), intermediate (ages 12-13), and secondary (ages 14-16). Secondary education includes general (arts and science), vocational, and commercial courses. In a discussion of developments since 1974, the following innovations are mentioned. Two-year training courses to certify primary school teachers were developed, and training abroad was offered to teacher trainers. Special training courses for teachers familiarized them with uses of educational films and slides. Emphasis was placed on inservice training in the field of educational administration. To help combat illiteracy, 18 new programs were instituted for adults and new reading books were printed. Four public libraries opened in different parts of the country, and mobile units visited outlying regions. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Media, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Inservice Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education (Bahrain).
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document; Report presented at International Conference on Education (36th, Geneva, Switzerland, August 30-September 8, 1977)