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Ahmed, Manzoor – Online Submission, 2011
This monograph, in the CREATE Pathways to Access series, is about the modality of cooperation and programme management in primary education in Bangladesh, based specifically on the experience of the Second Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP II). It is not intended to be an assessment of PEDP II accomplishments, but key information and a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Planning
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Ahmed, Manzoor – International Review of Education, 2011
Increasing recognition of a broadened concept of literacy challenges policy-makers and practitioners to re-define literacy operationally, develop and apply appropriate methods of assessing literacy and consider and act upon the consequent policy implications. This task is given a new urgency by the call of the Belem Framework for Action to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Lifelong Learning, Testing Programs
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Ahmed, Manzoor – International Review of Education, 2010
The arguments in the article are based on the ongoing discourse in the academic community and among stakeholders, which has contributed to the articulation of the concepts and premises of sustainable development and the role of learning modalities, technologies and networks. The article draws on this discourse to explore the economic aspects of…
Descriptors: Poverty, Learning Modalities, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development
Sabur, Zia-Us-; Ahmed, Manzoor – Online Submission, 2010
Multiple providers (including state, quasi-state and non-state ones) have contributed to raising initial enrolment and improving gender balance in Bangladesh. The critical question is how multiplicity and diversity of provision can contribute to achieving truly universal primary education with high completion rates and acceptable levels of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Zia-Us-Sabur; Ahmed, Manzoor – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2010
Even though most children in Bangladesh are enrolled in school, the country faces enormous challenges in ensuring that children complete primary education, and learn an acceptable amount. Multiple providers--state, quasi-state, and non-state--have helped to raise the initial enrolment rate and improve the gender balance. The critical question is…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education
Ahmed, Manzoor – Online Submission, 2008
This Policy Brief describes and explains patterns of access to schooling in Bangladesh. It outlines types of educational provision and provides some basic statistics on access, vulnerability and exclusion, as well as insights into the characteristics of those denied access. It is based on findings from the "Country Analytic Review on Access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Social Bias
Ahmed, Manzoor; Ahmed, Kazi Saleh; Khan, Nurul Islam; Ahmed, Romij – Online Submission, 2007
This country analytical review examines the key issues in access to and participation in primary and secondary education in Bangladesh, with a special focus on areas and dimensions of exclusion. Against a background of overall progress, particularly in closing the gender gap in primary and secondary enrollment, the research applies a conceptual…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Enrollment Trends, Educational Quality, Intervention
Coombs, Philip H.; Ahmed, Manzoor – 1974
Designed to assist rural planners and policy makers of developing countries in the use of nonformal education programs, this book analyzes the findings of a two-year irternational research study. Emphasizing a functional view of education and equating education with learning, the focus is on: (1) preplanning diagnosis, (2) educational delivery…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Costs, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations
Ahmed, Manzoor – 1976
Radio is recognized as a powerful but underutilized educational medium, and ways of improving the cost-effectiveness of the educational use of radio are discussed. Topics include the meaning of and need for cost effectiveness analysis, building an information system for cost effectiveness analysis, and five factors affecting cost…
Descriptors: Action Research, Audiences, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Problems
Ahmed, Manzoor – 1975
This book is part of a series of studies dealing with educational economics and the efficiency of various forms of education. This volume is concerned with the topic of nonformal education, particularly as it might be applied in developing nations that are still largely rural. The author does not attempt to develop a definitive economic analysis…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Research
Ahmed, Manzoor – 1972
The confluence of three major forces has given a new significance to nonformal education for the developing countries--denied educational opportunities and resource constraints, questions about the relevance of formal education, and growing awareness of the importance of lifelong education. The absence of inadequacies of concepts and priorities of…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
Ahmed, Manzoor – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1983
Discussed is the role of nonformal education in relation to six concerns in educational development faced by developing nations: (1) universalization of primary education, (2) post-primary educational opportunities, (3) early childhood care and education, (4) relevance of school experience, (5) efficient use of scarce resources, and (6)…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Economic Development
Ahmed, Manzoor – CERES, 1977
Problems and promises associated with nonformal rural education in developing nations are presented. (CP)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Programs, Financial Problems, Illiteracy
Ahmed, Manzoor – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1977
The author argues that educational planning endeavors, especially in developing countries, must be accompanied by social and economic development in order to have significant long-term effects. (AV)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Planning
Ahmed, Manzoor – Prospects, 1975
Approaches for improving and increasing educational programs that relate skill learning with efforts to increase employment, productivity, and income in rural areas of developing nations are provided. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Programs, Educational Strategies
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