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ERIC Number: EJ1066070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Historical Development of Secondary Education in Bangladesh: Colonial Period to 21st Century
Rahman, Mustafizur; Hamzah, Mohd Izham Mohd; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd; Rahman, Mizan
International Education Studies, v3 n1 p114-125 Feb 2010
In a world of global market competition, the secondary level education has become a part of basic education. Secondary schools are vested with the responsibility of imparting knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for individuals to fit into society and be able to contribute fruitfully to its development. This article analyses the development of secondary education in Bangladesh in different period of time, socio-political context. Therefore, a general overview of secondary education is provided which is followed by historical evolution of secondary education in the British and Pakistani rule over Bangladesh. In conjunction with primary and mass education, secondary education was revised with great emphasis on the development of an all-round individual, female education, the acquisition of quality education, and the inculcation of technical and science education. A good number of commissions and committee were formed in different time to make changes in educational arena. Following the recommendations, the system of educational administration has been decentralised to promote school-based management and teacher empowerment. Furthermore, the non-government schools have been always encouraged to play an active role in providing secondary level education. A new education policy for Bangladesh has been tabled in September, 2009 after restoration of democratic process. At secondary education level a broad-based change in educational objectives, structure and system, curriculum have been proposed which is under public scrutiny.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Pakistan; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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