ERIC Number: ED266072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Efforts in Universalization of Primary Education: The Case of Bangladesh. Occasional Papers Series, Number 12.
Chowdhury, Kowsar P.
This monograph examines efforts and progress that have been made in the universalization of primary education in Bangladesh and suggests factors that have impeded the successful achievement of universal primary education (UPE). The first portion of the report presents the historical context of the plan for achieving UPE. Separate sections outline the historical background of UPE in developing countries; the justification for UPE; efforts to achieve UPE during the Pakistan period, 1947-1970; the impact of disparities in primary education on the new nation of Bangladesh. A second portion of the report looks at efforts to achieve UPE since the founding of Bangladesh. Separate sections focus on the emegence of Bangladesh and early efforts at achieving UPE; efforts in UPE since 1972; educational planning and primary education; and progress towards UPE. A third portion of the report presents factors working against the achievement of UPE. It discusses inefficiency in schooling; qualitative aspects of UPE; the problem of inequality in educational planning; and an explanation for the failure to reach the goal of UPE. A final portion of the publication considers goals for the future: recommendations for what can be done; and a consideration of what reform in education can achieve in terms of socioeconomic equality. (LP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational History, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Primary Education, Social Change, Social Development
Publications Department, Comparative Education Center, 428 Baldy Hall, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Comparative Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh