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Non formal primary education

Language: English

Students in the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) schools are the unreached children of poor landless families with a majority of girls who constitute 70 % of the total pupils. In Bangladesh, only 30-35 % of children ever start school, and by fifth grade, 75 % have dropped out. In response to the demands of village families, BRAC started village schools with a new model of non-formal primary education. Flexible time schedules, little homework, no school fees, special teacher-training for locally recruited teachers constitute the main innovation of BRAC. 95 % of students pass the exam for entry into fourth grade official primary school. BRAC has over 12,000 centres serving some 360,000 poor rural children.

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Place/region: Bangladesh, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Slideshow
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Author: Catherine lovell, John Paul Key Published in:
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Original: Video cassette.VHS.Pal
Location: F-H.129
UMAS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0377
Rights holder: Catherine lovell; John Paul Key

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