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Learning in the field: can agriculture help in rural primary education?
Taylor, Peter|Muhlall, Abigail / 1999


How can agriculture help improve rural primary schooling in developing countries? Universal access to primary education is a sought-after goal in most developing countries as it offers a wide range of benefits. Yet many countries face problems such as low participation, high drop-out rates and under-education of pupils, especially in rural areas. The University of Reading carried out research in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, and Ethiopia to explore the benefits of linking the learning process more closely to pupils' everyday experience. The research focuses on the potential use of agriculture in helping pupils to make better sense of what they learn.

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