PCF5:CYP - Open Schools: Assessing the impact in reaching the marginalised communities

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Title of session

Open Schools : Assessing the impact in reaching the marginalised communities

Session details

  • Date: 14 July 2008
  • Time: 14.00
  • Room: Committee Room 1

Session papers

  • Dr. Zobaida Akhter , Working status of secondary and higher secondary school certificate students of Bangladesh Open University: the impact of poverty alleviation (117)
  • Dr. Kabir Mia , Elimination of worst forms of chid labour and poverty alleviation through distance education (538)
  • Dr. Sushimita Mitra , Social justice in education: the role of open schooling (136)

Key Issues that arose in the session

  • How to conduct personal contact programmes and find suitable tutors for prison centres
  • Have tracer studies for the certified jail inmates
  • Develop appropriate technology for child labour for ODL e.g. community radio
  • Staff development for all ODL functionaries
  • Provide vocational skills to the jail inmates

Points for future action (Policy, recommendations, commitments etc.)

  • Develop specific programmes for child labour
  • User-friendly policy for integration of ODL graduates of prisons
  • Explore appropriate technology for vulnerable groups including prison inmates