ADAPTATION OF ANDRAGOGY IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM OF BANGLADESH: EMULATING ANDRAGOGICAL APPROACHES OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Tasnia Rubayet, Hasan Toufiq Imam

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Andragogy is the art and science of assisting people in learning, as well as the study of adult education philosophy, procedures, and technology. Andragogy and economy have relation through adult education and higher education. Adult education and economic development strengthen one another. The objectives of this study are- to investigate situation of andragogy in particular fields of education of Bangladesh, to identify the ways about how approaches of andragogy in South-East Asia be redesigned in Bangladesh as a part of improvement or adaptation in those particular fields. The qualitative approach is followed in this study. Bangladesh along Vietnam and the Philippines are the countries identified as emerging economies. Situation of implementation of andragogical approach in particular educational areas of Bangladesh is not the way that is naturally expected from an emerging economy. Though andragogy has been successfully introduced and adapted in western especially European education system, as a country growing both economically and socially, Bangladesh just cannot blindly adopt the process because of the differences between economies of Bangladesh and European region. So, it will be rational to adapt and improvise the andragogical approaches followed by Bangladesh’s neighboring countries which are attaining financial success and have gone through similar economic phase that resembles to economy of Bangladesh. As education system of other South Asian countries is as fragmented as Bangladesh in the case of andragogy, South East Asian countries can be better inspiration.

 

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andragogy, economy, development, Bangladesh, South- East Asia

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