Access to Education in Bangladesh: Country Analytic Review of Primary and Secondary Education

Ahmed, Manzoor, Saleh, Ahmed Kazi, Nurul, Islam Khan and Romij, Ahmed (2007) Access to Education in Bangladesh: Country Analytic Review of Primary and Secondary Education. Project Report. Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), Falmer, UK and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Abstract

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 framework outlining different forms of exclusion and presents two significant findings which compromise access and diminish gains made: high dropout rates at primary and secondary levels and nominal access but virtual exclusion from quality learning. Other areas surveyed in the review include interventions by public sector and non-governmental providers in primary and secondary education as well as the financing of basic education. This review of the literature concludes with suggestions for future research directions that might lead to new understanding and insights on equitable access and participation.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: Country Analytic Review (CAR), Bangladesh
Keywords: international education, education policy, Bangladesh, educational access, primary education, secondary education, inclusion, exclusion
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa. Oceania)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Elena Dennison
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2143
Google Scholar:22 Citations

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