ERIC Number: ED256640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Drop-Out Problem in Primary Education: Towards Universalization of Primary Education in Asia and the Pacific--Some Case Studies: China, India, Peninsular Malaysia, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The ways in which six developing countries in Asia are dealing with the problem of children dropping out of elementary school are discussed in these essays. One of the persistent problems that has deterred universalization of primary education is the early dropping out of children from schools. Case studies describing the magnitude and causes of dropout and actions being undertaken to prevent dropout are provided for the countries of China, India, Peninsular Malaysia, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. There is much variation concerning the dropout problem both between and within Asian countries. In general it can be said, however, that countries with high dropout rates also have high repetition rates, inadequate school provision, low female enrollment, and disparities of dropout between urban and rural children. Because high repetition and high dropout rates usually occur in the early school grades, careful attention must be paid to grade 1 and preschool education. Community and nonformal educational resources must be used and incentives must be provided, especially to females. (RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
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