Primary Education in Developing Countries: A System Approach to Understand the Factors that Influence the Quality
by: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
- Observations made from previous studies
- Different aspects to consider
- Proposed OR approach
The first stage of compulsory education is primaryor elementary education.
-In most countries, it is compulsory for children to receive primary education, though in many jurisdictions it is permissible for parentsto provide it.
-The transition from elementary school to secondary school or high school is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about eleven or twelve years of age.
-The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all pupils, as well as establishing foundations in science, geography, history and other social sciences.
-The relative priority of various fields, and the methods used to teach them, are an area of considerable political debate.
-Some of the expected benefits from primary education are the reduction of the infant mortality rate, the population growth rate, of the crude birth and death rate, and so on.