ERIC Number: ED380329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Nepal. 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 Nepal 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) "Towards Education for All"; (2) "National Policy on Education for All"; (3) "Achieving Education for All"; and (4) "Country Data Pertaining to Education for All." Statistical data are presented, noting that the total school population survival rate to grade 5 in 1980 was nearly 42 percent for boys and 40 percent for girls with the hope that by the year 2000 those percentages will nearly double. Suggested strategies to address the program goals focus on the present Seventh Plan (1985-1990) to endorse voluntary implementation of compulsory primary education by town authorities, to expand pre-primary education, to provide free textbooks and school dress, to privatize schools, to hire female teachers as role models for girls, and to make schools more accessible to all. (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: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Nepal