ERIC Number: ED380325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Bangladesh. National Studies. Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This study examines the work of the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) since its 1987 inception. Efforts to assess educational achievement at the local, regional, and national levels in Bangladesh are examined with a view to achieving universal primary education; eradicating illiteracy; and providing continuing education in support of the above objectives. Chapters include: (1) "The Present Literacy Situation"; (2) "Towards Education for All"; and (3) "National Policy of Education for All." Statistical data are presented, showing that about 5 million of the 15 million children aged 6-10 years are out-of-school. In all, 74 percent of the country's population is illiterate. The primary strategy to address the program goals is a mass education program conducted by the government in literacy centers and by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through Mass Education Through Small Local Organizations (METSLO). (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy
United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh