Early Childhood Education and Development in Nepal: Access, Quality and Professionalism

Ramesh Bhandari


In Nepal a national system of Early Childhood Education and Development provision for all is a vision that has yet to be realised. This article highlights issues of access, quality and professionalism within the Early Childhood Education sector in Nepal. In particular, I discuss issues of accessibility to kindergarten education in rural areas in contrast to the accessibility of well-resourced kindergartens in urban areas. I also consider the lack of a proper infrastructure, insufficient educational resources and an unqualified workforce as key problems faced by the government-funded kindergarten centres with implications for the future of Early Childhood Education and Development in Nepal. Gender and caste discrimination are also barriers to the development and accessibility of the early childhood education and development.


early childhood education; development; access; quality; professionalism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/pe.2017.1.129
Data publikacji: 2018-01-15 08:17:02
Data złożenia artykułu: 2018-01-15 07:47:40


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