ERIC Number: ED474774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Folk High Schools in Bangladesh.
Bugge, K. E.
This book describes the genesis and aims of 5 folk high schools established in Bangladesh during the last 20 years, the first schools of this kind founded in a Muslim society. Section 1 sketches in the essential background and context of the high school initiatives. It covers geographical facts and, particularly, the significance of historical roots for development of the area's cultural distinctiveness; outlines phases and events from the country's recent history deemed important in the present context; and draws attention to schooling and education tasks and problems. Section 2 describes the Gonobidyalaya project. It sketches the administrative framework; brings out important events pertaining to project origins; details project aims; describes the individual folk high schools; and presents three other similar institutions that differ in some ways. Section 3 identifies some overriding characteristics in the high school project development; reflects on the relation of the Gonobidyalaya initiatives to the Danish high school tradition and Nicolai Grundtvig's ideas on education; and discusses the contribution to Grundtvig's interpretation. Section 4 considers the future and reflects on special conditions in Bangladesh that necessitate efforts within adult education; discusses the question of the central objective of education; and reviews human resources available for such an initiative. Abbreviations and an 88-item bibliography are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Context Effect, Cultural Context, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Human Resources, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Role of Education, School Organization
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh