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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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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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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
de Armengol, Mercy Abreu – 1990
This report by the UNESCO Institute for Education compares approaches to providing nonformal education to out-of-school children in Bangladesh, Burundi, Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The report analyzes some of the educational and demographic characteristics of the six countries, and the countries' policies concerning universal primary…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Children, Curriculum Development
Dave, R. H.; And Others – 1990
This study reports on innovative alternative approaches to children's education in 12 developing countries. These approaches are examined with reference to their flexibility regarding time and place of learning, age of pupils, relationship with formal education systems, relevance and functionality for the actual situation of learners, and ability…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Developing Nations