ERIC Number: ED354620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Nepal: Improving the Efficiency of Primary Education. Proceedings of a National Seminar jointly organized by Ministry of Education and Culture, HMG and Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems/USAID (Lalitpur, Nepal, January 22-26, 1990).
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
A seminar assessed the status of primary education in Nepal. "Efficiency Issues in the Primary Education System in Nepal" (I. P. Upadhyay) examined the causes and consequences of efforts to expand access to primary education in a resource-efficient manner. "Current Perspectives on Educational Efficiency" (David Chapman) highlighted various indicators of two types of efficiency: (1) internal, the use of resources within the system; and (2) external, the effects of education on social development. "Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools" (Gajendra (Man Shrestha) noted that enlarging access is inadequate without improvements in the quality and accountability of programs. "Increasing the Efficiency of Primary Education: Research and Planning Priorities" (Tirtha Bahadur Manandhar) offered research priorities in cost issues and dropouts, and made specific policy recommendations. "Report on the Education Management Information Systems in Nepal" (Madhup Dhungana) summarized the Ministry of Education's development of an Education Management Information System and made recommendations for future guidelines. "Building an Information System for Efficiency Improvement" (Jerry Messec) considered steps to enhance the efficiency of information systems and use. "Future Steps Toward the Improvement of Efficiency in Basic and Primary Education" (John Mayo) assessed the potential for fruitful policy reforms to enhance efficiency in Nepal's basic and primary education. Finally the concluding statement lists the main points regarding primary education in Nepal, primary teacher training, an education information system, and a research agenda. (TEJ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Bureau of Science and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.; Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Nepal