Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan

dc.contributor.author Mitra, Sushmita
dc.coverage.placeName Afghanistan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-07T12:12:44Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-07T12:12:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which unlike other countries has a long history of war, conflicts, insurgency and hence insecurity. Although there have been positive steps towards rehabilitation of the education system and signs of promise can be seen in its achievements, access to quality education remains inequitable, particularly across the provinces as a result of remoteness and geographical isolation, harsh climate, insecurity which impedes growth and sustainability of access points, high gender gap in all sectors of education, particularly from the lower secondary stage to the higher stages of education, poor infrastructure prevalent in most schools, untrained teachers and the low number of female teachers affecting participation, retention and continuity of studies. This paper highlights the current school educational status in Afghanistan to reveal the daunting challenges still existing for the country to achieve its constitutional goals. It also points out how an Open schooling system can take charge of the challenges in Afghanistan to provide a channel of educational opportunities to those who cannot and do not go to school, particularly females. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v1i2.13
dc.identifier.issn 2311-1550
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/861
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;vol. 1, no. 2
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 en_US
dc.source.uri http://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/13
dc.subject Conflict and Insecurity en_US
dc.subject Open Schooling en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.title Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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