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Parvin, Irene – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Since we are living in the information age and the importance of the need for communication among people of different cultures is increasing day by day in the globalizing world, people need to learn the languages of different cultures, particularly English, which is the common language of this global communication. This need for learning English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Open Education, Distance Education
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Asadullah, M. Niaz; Chaudhury, Nazmul – Comparative Education Review, 2015
Using a basic mathematics competence test based on the primary school curricular standard, we examine the extent to which years spent in school actually increases numeracy achievement in rural Bangladesh. Our sample includes 10-18-year-old children currently enrolled in school as well as those out of school. About half of the children failed to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Elementary School Students
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Van Mele, Paul; Wanvoeke, Jonas; Akakpo, Cyriaque; Dacko, Rosaline Maiga; Ceesay, Mustapha; Beavogui, Louis; Soumah, Malick; Anyang, Robert – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2010
Will African farmers watch and learn from videos featuring farmers in Bangladesh? Learning videos on rice seed management were made with rural women in Bangladesh. By using a new approach, called zooming-in, zooming-out, the videos were of regional relevance and locally appropriate. When the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) introduced them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Agricultural Occupations
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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Opel, Aftab; Ameer, Syeda Saadia; Aboud, Frances E. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine the efficacy of a 4-week dialogic reading intervention with rural Bangladeshi preschoolers with the intention of increasing their expressive vocabulary. Eighty preschoolers randomly selected from five preschools participated in the 4-week program. Their expressive vocabulary, measured in terms of…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Online Submission, 2006
APPEAL (Asia Pacific Programme of Education for All) Resource and Training Consortium (ARTC) was initiated in May 1997 at the Technical Working Group Meeting organized by APPEAL in cooperation with the Indian Institute of Education (IIE) to provide technical support and assistance to the work of APPEAL among the Member States. This booklet is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutions, Indians, Educational Technology
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Aboud, Frances E. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2006
A preschool program in rural Bangladesh was evaluated in terms of cognitive and social outcomes of children. The preschools provided a half-day program, 6 days a week, with free play, stories, and instruction in literacy and math. Four hundred children between 4.5 and 6.5 years were assessed, half in preschools and half in villages where there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, School Readiness, Social Development
Chaboux, Collette – Academy for Educational Development, 2006
This case study describes the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), which was formed to explore ways to help children from its rural development program gain access to improved education. Working mainly in rural areas, BRAC focused on improved quality through improved education service delivery, management detail, and finance. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development
Haiplik, Brenda – 2003
BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), the largest Indigenous nongovernmental organization in the world, has a unique teacher training program in rural Bangladesh. Almost all BRAC teacher-trainees are rural women, who must have completed at least 9 years of schooling. Trainees spend only 12 days in initial basic teacher training…
Descriptors: Community Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Personnel, Nongovernmental Organizations
Haiplik, Brenda – 2002
The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee's (BRAC) Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) Program is a nongovernmental rural development organization founded, managed, and staffed by Bangladeshis. In 1985 BRAC began a primary education program for the poorest rural children untouched by the formal school system. BRAC has developed well known and…
Descriptors: Community Education, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2001
This document is intended to assist individuals directly involved in delivery and implementation of grassroots continuing education programs in the Asia-Pacific region. The first half of the handbook consists of chapters on the following topics: (1) the handbook's structure, contents, audience, and use; (2) the nature and scope of continuing…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
This report synthesizes case studies of women teachers in rural areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. In each country, interviews and focus groups were conducted in selected states and districts with administrators and women teachers in rural elementary schools, as well as policymakers and community members. Following an introduction to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
Khandker, Shahidur R. – 1996
Two of the largest World Bank investment projects in Bangladesh are the general education project and the female secondary scholarship and assistance project. This paper evaluates the expected results of these educational projects using the household and school survey data recently collected in rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh spends only 2 percent of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment
Ravallion, Martin; Wodon, Quentin – 1998
Assessment of welfare gains from a targeted social program can be seriously biased unless the endogeneity of program participation is addressed. Bias comes from two sources of placement endogeneity: the purposive targeting of geographic areas, and the targeting of individual recipients within selected areas. Partial decentralization of program…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Foreign Countries
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1986
Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are undergoing a critical period in rural development. As part of a plan for integrated rural development, education has shifted its priorities to equalizing access to educational opportunities and improving quality of instruction. Representatives from Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal,…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning
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