ERIC Number: ED380331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Laos. 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 Laos 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 of Education for All"; and (3) "Main Strategies of Education for All." Statistical data are presented, noting that the Lao People's Revolutionary Party in 1987 sought to provide all people with an opportunity to acquire an education but that the retention rate of pupils up to grade 5 was 40 percent. Suggested strategies to address the program goals focus on the works of the Departments of General Education, Literacy, Adult Education and Teacher Training to implement compulsory education by school-year 1993-94 and expand primary education into remote mountain areas. (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: Laos