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Childhood Poverty and Education in Bangladesh: Policy implications for disadvantaged children

Shohel, M. Mahruf C. (2012). Childhood Poverty and Education in Bangladesh: Policy implications for disadvantaged children. UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

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This paper is based on a recent study carried out as a part of the Visiting Research Fellowship at the UNICEF Office of Research. It offers a theoretical understanding of childhood poverty and educational exclusion, building on the empirical findings of the fieldwork carried out in Bangladesh to develop case studies addressing the questions, why do so many socio-economically disadvantaged children tend to drop out from formal secondary school, and why do some succeed? After exploring the challenges of childhood poverty and educational exclusion, it shows how the challenges could be mitigated through attention to the ecology of human development. This paper demonstrates a better understanding of childhood poverty and education in relation to the theoretical perspective through drawing together empirical evidence, summarising and interpreting it, in a more integrated manner and context. On the basis of this examination of the phenomenon, research findings have translated into recommendations for policy and practice to improve formal secondary schooling for socio-economically disadvantaged children in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2012 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Extra Information: ISSN: 1014-7837
Keywords: childhood poverty; education; disadvantaged children; policy implications; Bangladesh
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 34824
Depositing User: Muhammad Shohel
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 09:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 06:01
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