Commonwealth Case Studies in Education

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2310-1458 (online)
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This series is comprised of key papers focusing on innovations and challenges in education. Each case study presents and analyses a pertinent educational issue in a timely and brief manner. The series marks an important contribution to educational advancement of benefit to countries, agencies and organisations with the Commonwealth and beyond.
 
Providing Education for Out of School Youth in Bangladesh

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Author(s):
Muhammad Ibrahim
01 Jan 2002
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58
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9781848597600 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/9781848597600-en

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Over the past few years, the enrolment rate in primary schools in Bangladesh has increased to 90 per cent. But the dropout rate is still too high – more than half of those enrolled drop out before completing primary education. This marginalised group is being served through NonFormal Education (NFE). The study identifies four successful efforts which have attracted outofschool youth through their bold innovative approaches. These programmes have taken up the problems of outofschool youth in its full reality and there is potential for replication. The Commonwealth’s educational work promotes the exchange of experiences and good practice in the field of education. Commonwealth Case Studies in Education is a series of key papers focusing on innovations and challenges in education. Each case study presents a concise analysis of a topical and pertinent educational issue. The series marks an important contribution to educational advancement of benefit to countries, agencies and organisations, within the Commonwealth and beyond.
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  • Executive Summary

    In 1995 the literacy rate in Bangladesh was set at 44.30 per cent. However, in recent years the enrolment rate in primary schools has increased and has now reached about 90 per cent. But the dropout rate is still too high; more than half of those enrolled drop out before completing their primary education, most with little educational competency.

  • An Overview of the NFE Situation in Bangladesh

    According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the literacy rate of the age 7+ population in 1995 was 44.30 per cent. Of this, the male literacy rate was 50.40 per cent and the female literacy rate, 28.50 per cent. In a 123 million population with a 7+ aged population of 100 million, 55 million are illiterate, of whom 37 million are female.

  • Educational Programmes for the Out-of-school Youth of Bangladesh

    In recent years, enrolment in primary education has increased. But even so, more than 20 per cent of primary school-aged children still remain unenrolled. Moreover, the retention rate has not followed the improvement in enrolment.

  • Case Studies Indicating Successful NFE Initiatives for Out-of-school Youth

    A range of interventions exists for the education of out-of-school young people in Bangladesh. The government programme for this group is not a specific one. Rather, it is a part of the nine-month basic literacy programme for adolescents and adults.

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