Education and Health Update

Table of Contents

7: Myanmar education: challenges, prospects and options
The setting: the land and its people
Myanmar education: the roles of the stakeholders
The role of teachers
The role of parents/families
The role of students
The education process
Issues in Myanmar education
Prospects and options
Challenges for tertiary education: options
Conclusion
References
8: Evolving Education in Myanmar: the interplay of state, business and the community
Introduction
The issue of private-sector involvement—a global phenomenon
Education in Myanmar — past and present
Background
The state of education today: some different perspectives
Private education in Myanmar
Primary and secondary supplementary schools
International schools, pre-collegiate programs and higher education
Outside Yangon in an ethnic minority area: the case in Mitkyina
Conclusion
References
Appendix 8.1 Structure of educational institutions in Myanmar
Appendix 8.2 Examples of private schools in Yangon
1. Horizon International Education Centre
2. International Language and Business Centre (ILBC)
3. Summit International Learning Centre
4. Nelson International Education Centre
5. Ayeyarwady Media Service
9: The (re)-emergence of civil society in areas of state weakness: the case of education in Burma/Myanmar
Introduction
Civil society in the context of authoritarianism and state weakness: some theoretical reflections
Civil society under authoritarian rule
Spaces for civil society in areas of state weakness
The weakness of the state-run education system
Civil society-based education systems in government-controlled areas
Buddhist monastic education
Extra tuition, early childhood development, professional skills training and capacity building: the role of NGOs, community-based organisations and individuals
Community-based schools in rural areas
Civil society-based education systems in cease-fire areas
Christian education
NGO and community-based organisation education and education support activities
Culture and literature committees
Conclusion
References
10: Islamic education in Myanmar: a case study
Introduction
Different Myanmar Muslim groups
Madrasahs in Myanmar
Curriculum of madrasahs in Myanmar
Languages used in Myanmar madrasahs
Ideologies
Famous and reputable madrasahs in Myanmar
Challenges faced by madrasahs in Myanmar
Appendix
References
11: Contemporary medical pluralism in Burma
Introduction
Overview of the healthcare system
Patterns of health seeking
Humanitarian and medical aid
Human rights abuses
Transnational and cross-border health care
Conclusion: human rights and the right to health
Epilogue
References
12: Health security among internally displaced and vulnerable populations in eastern Burma
Introduction
The current security situation in eastern Burma
The health status of internally displaced persons
Border-based health programs
Case study: Border-Based Reproductive Health Coordination Group
Case study: health information systems training
Success of border-based health programs
Case study: expansion of the BPHWT
Case study: KDHW Malaria Control Program
Conclusion
References