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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Rahman, Md. Mizanoor; Panda, Santosh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The program entitled "English in Action (EIA)", 9 year period DFID funded project in Bangladesh, was launched in 2008, for the desire to bring a change in the learning of English language. EIA works to reach a total of 25 million primary and secondary students and adult learners through communicative language learning techniques and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Saunders, Anne – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2012
Worldwide there are critical shortfalls of teachers, particularly in Indigenous communities. This article considers the use of nonformal education (NFE) in the form of community-based adult education (CBAE) for Indigenous teacher training to meet this need. Drawing on a literature search of Indigenous CBAE initiatives, some of the challenges and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Adult Education, Empowerment, Nonformal Education
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
The social purposes of education are long term and oriented towards the construction and maintenance of a sustainable future. This article focuses on developing-country contexts with relatively low formal school enrolment rates, where dropout and failure rates are alarming, and where many children leave school semi-literate, soon to relapse into…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sperandio, Jill – Gender and Education, 2011
Empowering women to control and change their lives continues to be an important goal for many nations. This article examines the empowering effects of being selected and trained to lead rural schools in Bangladesh, using survey and interview data from 152 village women working with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee education programme.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Females, Holistic Approach, Foreign Countries
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Rahman, Mohammad Saidur; Yasmin, Farzana; Begum, Monzil Ara; Ara, Jesmin; Nath, Tapan Kumar – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
In both Bangladesh and India expand non-formal education (NFE) programs for unenrolled and drop-out children and adults (8-45 year cohort) for ensure comparable standard with the primary curriculum, establish equivalency of NFE with primary education and overall competency, raise qualification and training level of teachers for effective delivery…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Literacy Education, Elementary Education
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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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Rashid, A. Q. M. Bazlur; Rahman, M. Rokibur – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
Education has been considered as a priority sector and a great challenge to the Bangladesh Government, with a view to transforming human potential into a productive workforce. The conventional face to face education system is not enough to cope with the need of an ever increasing population, rapid changes in human knowledge and the global context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Education, Open Universities
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Sperandio, Jill – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2008
This article examines how mentoring and female role models enhance perceptions of self-worth and career aspirations for adolescent girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds. It describes an eight-week project that provided nine girls from the slums of Bangladesh with female role models and mentors in a modern work environment. The project involved…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C.; Howes, Andrew J. – Education 3-13, 2008
The flexible environment of nonformal primary schools in a community context in Bangladesh facilitates the individual development of young people who would otherwise be excluded from the school system. This paper aims to explore the features of institutional and wider context which support this nonformal learning environment, as well as…
Descriptors: Educational Development, High Schools, Nonformal Education, Systems Approach
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Khan, A. M. M. Zowadul Karim – Convergence, 2005
Continuing education (CE) in Bangladesh is a mass education programme. The primary aim is to develop the skills of participants, providing them with opportunities to increase their income. Its targets are neo-literate people--both male and female--between the ages of 11 and 45. Neo-literate is a technical term used in mass education in Bangladesh…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Instruction, Continuing Education, Developing Nations
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Nath, Samir R.; Sylva, Kathy; Grimes, Janice – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Explores the positive impact of the non-formal education programme (NFPE) of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in the achievement of basic education for rural Bangladeshi children. Assesses three groups with different educational experiences: (1) children who attended BRAC's NFPE, (2) those attending formal school, and (3) children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Basic Skills, Developing Nations
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Khan, Akhter Hameed – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1986
The author describes his lifelong involvement in education, particularly in Bangladesh, including pilot projects for rural development, literacy, education of women and girls, health and family planning, village cooperatives, and a feeder school program. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Feeder Patterns, Health Education, Illiteracy
Hamadache, Ali – Prospects, 1991
Suggests nonformal education can be defined only with respect to its function in a specific context, its objectives established on an individual basis. Argues that it cannot be centralized or institutionalized. Includes nonformal education as a method of broadening access to education, providing second chance programs, and serving a Gandhian…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Administration
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Describes many ecological, social, and economic problems of Bangladesh in order to show the need for development of nonformal education to increase productivity in agriculture and related industries. Describes nine nonformal education projects in various areas of rural development, cooperatives, extension services, and adult education. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Developing Nations, Dropouts