Trends that Shaping Education in Bangladesh
- Trend analysis, Qualitative study, Schools of the future, Schools in Bangladesh, Poverty, Knowledge-intensive economy, Future of work.
Bangladesh has a highly complicated education system with a wide variety of institutions in both primary and secondary levels. The total number of students in primary and secondary level is higher than 25 million. This huge system need to forecast the future for the sake of all stakeholders' students, parents, teachers alike. This study aims to inquire trends that shaping the future of education in Bangladesh. For this aim trends analysis was used. Trend analysis is a technique to scan drivers of change and supports as a baseline to create new ideas or policymaking for the future. This s a qualitative study therefore, natural observations (N=3) and interviews (N=16) are major tools for data gathering. As a result, this study provides information for major trends that shaping the future of primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh. According to the results of the study, there are two main trends. These are (1) Poverty and (2) Knowledge-intensive economy. Poverty theme has three subthemes: (1.1) Population, (1.2) urban poverty and (1.3) child poverty, respectively. Lastly, Skills for the future of work is subtheme of Knowledge-intensive economy.