Education for Sustainable Development: A Study of Bangladesh Primary Education.

Abdullah Al-Amin, Rawnak Jahan

Abstract


Education for sustainable development is a learning process or approach to teaching. It aims to develop student’s ability to understand and evaluate connection between broad issues and the limits of nature. Primary school education is the foundation in which the nation can build to its mission and vision. Bangladesh has been taken so many initiatives for sustainable development in primary education sector. However, unfortunately, Bangladesh has different types of curriculum in primary education such as Government Primary School (GPS), non-GPS, Kindergarten, and Ibtedaye (Madrasha). It creates different obstacle for ensure sustainable development in primary quality education and ununified thinking to the existing generation. Primary school curriculum should be unified for all types of existing primary school in Bangladesh. To achieve the goal of sustainable development in primary education, Bangladesh have to overcome the obstacle and accelerate the progress by minimize multitypes curriculum in primary education. The current study seeks to explore the overarching disparities existing in our primary education system and tries to develop pathway for linking different stream for a unified system of sustainable quality education in Bangladesh. The qualitative method is used to explain the research. Information of this research was collected both from secondary (books, articles, statistical review, and internet) and primary sources (interview).

Aus. & NewZe J. Soci Busi. Env. Sus. Vol 5(1), April 2019, P 11-19

Keywords


Primary education; Sustainable development; Curriculum; Different stream; Unified

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