Effect of Educational Values and Cultural Tradition in Access to School

By Saraswoti Bharati and Hosokawa Takao.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper describes the relationship between the perception and the reality about the values of education in national and local level. It is found that Dukha ‘hardship’ and Sukha ‘well-being’ is deeply rooted in Nepalese culture. No education means life of hardship, dirt and living with blind eyes where as; education means life of well-being, clean and guaranteed future. Specifically, it argues that access to school learning is encountering problems in Nepal for 3 reasons: 1) National values with superficial action 2) Common values with traditional action 3) Loaded values with no action. These were found not to differ significantly in perception from those of the national to the local level, however slow pace in action found. Study finding challenged common assumptions about lack of awareness of parents towards education, questioned the effectiveness of existing efforts to move to an action. It argues for stronger, more explicitly educational orientation on values linked with individual and societal developement lead to a situation where development efforts can truely be enhanced the poverty reduction.

Keywords: Nepal, Educational Values, Poverty Reduction

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 9, pp.611-620. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.338MB).

Saraswoti Bharati

Student, Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness, The United Graduate School of Agriculture, The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan

Saraswoti Bharati is born in Kathmandu, Nepal. She graduated Tribhuvan University in 1996 with a Master Degree in Education Science, Biology as a major subject. She worked at Tribhuvan University for three years and engaged in different research work as a freelancer. After, honouring with Japanese Government Scholorship ‘Monbusho’ did her master in International Relation and Politics from Ehime University(2003 - 2007), Faculty of Law and Letters in 2007. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the United Graduate school of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, where she studies education and development from livelihood prospective.

Hosokawa Takao

The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Japan

Hosokawa Takao is born in 1950 in Osaka, Japan. He doctorate Kyoto University in 1980 with major on World Agricultural Policy and Management. Currently he is a Professor at Ehime University, Faculty of Agriculture, and Department of Bio - resources.

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