ERIC Number: ED380332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Malaysia. 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 Malaysia 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) "Achieving Education for All: An Analysis"; (2) "National Policy of Education for All"; and (3) "Literacy Statistics." Statistical data are presented, noting that universal primary education has been achieved in Malaysia, but that the challenge is to improve the quality of education, minimize attrition, and extend the universal education to the 11th grade level. Suggested strategies to address the program goals focus on the out-of-school youths, to provide them with vocational training and continuing education; and to focus on functional literacy programs for adults in rural and economically depressed 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: Malaysia