Statistics on education of Islamic countries and the South Asian region.

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Published by Pakistan National Commission for Unesco in [Islamabad] .

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  • Islamic countries,
  • South Asia


  • Education -- Islamic countries -- Statistics.,
  • Education -- South Asia -- Statistics.

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ContributionsPakistan National Commission for Unesco.
LC ClassificationsLA1496 .S7 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. ;
Number of Pages38
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Open LibraryOL2515383M
LC Control Number87930534

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South Asia contains the largest population of Muslims in the world. One-third of Muslims are of South Asian origin. Islam is the dominant religion in the Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

India is the country with the largest Muslim population outside Muslim-majority countries with about million adherents. Below are links to South Asian countries profiled in the CIA World Fact Book, an online resource that provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for world d entries within the Factbook are entered almost monthly, so information is very current.

Although Islam is often associated with the Arab world and the Middle East, fewer than 15 percent of Muslims are Arab. By far, the largest populations of Muslims live in Southeast Asia (more than 60 percent of the world's total), while the countries of the Middle East and North Africa make up only 20 percent of the total.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

An estimated million children of primary school age ( million girls and million boys), and million children of lower-secondary school age ( million girls and million boys) in South Asia do not go to school. 1 Only 69% of children have access to early childhood education in our region.

2 And significantly, more girls than boys will never go to school in South Asia. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older population more 0.

South Asia’s economic outlook is grim The region is set to plunge in into its worst-ever recession as the devastating impacts of COVID on South Asian economies linger on, taking a disproportionate toll on informal workers and pushing millions of South Asians into extreme poverty.

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic cooperation organisation in the region which was established in and includes all eight nations comprising South Asia. South Asia covers about million km 2 ( million sq mi), which is % of the Asian continent or % of the world's land surface area.

The population of South Asia is about billion. Many countries have committed themselves to achieving more than universal primary education, by extending the target to the secondary education level.

Globally, 85 per cent of lower secondary school-age children are in either primary or secondary school, and only 65 per cent of upper secondary school-age children are either in primary, secondary or higher education.

Islamabad (/ ɪ s ˈ l ɑː m ə ˌ b ɑː d /; Urdu: اسلام آباد ‎, romanized: Islāmābād) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital bad is the ninth largest city in Pakistan, while the larger Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country's fourth largest with a population of about million.

The terms Muslim world and Islamic world commonly refer to the Islamic community (), consisting of all those who adhere to the religion of Islam, or to societies where Islam is practiced. In a modern geopolitical sense, these terms refer to countries where Islam is widespread, although there are no agreed criteria for inclusion.

The term Muslim-majority countries is an alternative often used. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Urdu-Pashtu, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.

Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being, are published annually in the organization’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, which includes tables combining statistics for all countries.

The same data are available for individual. considerations. Although proponents of violent, radical Islam remain a very small minority in Southeast Asia, many governments view increased American pressure and military presence in their region with concern because of the political sensitivity of the issue with both mainstream Islamic and secular nationalist groups.

Lumping the eight countries of South Asia together under a common label almost seems unfair; the cultural diversity of the region is astounding.

The label "South Asian" applies more to the geographical location than any religious or cultural similarities. The survey involved a total of more t face-to-face interviews in plus languages. It covered Muslims in 39 countries, which are divided into six regions in this report – Southern and Eastern Europe (Russia and the Balkans), Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Asia is the largest and most populous continent and the birthplace of many religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and major religious traditions are practiced in the region and new forms are constantly emerging.

Asia is noted for its diversity of culture. Before Islam was introduced, people of the region were mostly Buddhists and Zoroastrians, but there were also Surya and Nana worshipers, Jews, and others.

The Zunbils and Kabul Shahi were first conquered in CE by the Saffarid Muslims of Zaranj. Later, the Samanids extended their Islamic influence south of the Hindu Kush. Child marriage is a marriage or similar union, formal or informal, between a child and an adult or another child under a certain age, typically age eighteen.

The vast majority of child marriages are between a girl and a man, and are rooted in gender inequality. Although the age of majority (legal adulthood) and marriageable age are usually designated at both vary across countries and.

More than two-thirds of countries have reached gender parity (defined as having a gender parity index [GPI] value between and ) in enrolment in primary education, but in countries that have not reached parity, particularly in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, girls are more likely to be disadvantaged than boys.

EdStats (Education Statistics) provides data and analysis on a wide range of education topics such as access, quality, learning outcomes, teachers, education expenditures, and education equality.

This table is used to do regional classification in a variety of contexts at the Wikimedia Foundation. Specifically it is used in conjunction with the MaxMind IP geolocation tool to group page requests. For compatibility, we use the ISO list of countries augmented by a few region names which are sometimes returned by MaxMind.

Sources []. The Regional Classifications are from the. Countries That Spend The Most Time Reading The World Culture Score Index conducted a global study to measure the amount of time that people around the world spend reading on a weekly basis.

The results of this study do not specify what type of material is being read, which could be anything from online news to work e-mails and magazines to. In addition, seven officially Islamic countries (26%) are in the Asia-Pacific region, including Bangladesh, Brunei and Malaysia. And there are four countries in sub-Saharan Africa where Islam is the state religion: Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania and Somalia.

No countries in Europe or the Americas have Islam as their official religion. Hindus were the largest religious group in the Asia-Pacific region as ofwith about 1 billion adherents.

While the number of Hindus is expected to grow to nearly billion byMuslims are projected to grow even faster and become the largest religious group in the region by mid-century.

The Maldives do not celebrate any significant holidays. Throughout South Asia, New Year's Eve and Day are celebrated. Christmas is also celebrated by a few people. Eid is observed by many of the countries because it is the first day of the Islamic month, Shawwal.

Holi is a spring festival that is observed by all of South Asia. Digest of Education Statisticstable Inthe average of OECD countries’ expenditures per FTE student at the postsecondary level was $16, compared with $12, in Of the 24 OECD countries with data available in both years, expenditures per FTE student at the postsecondary level were higher.

The Indonesian school system is immense and diverse. With over 50 million students and million teachers in more thanschools, it is the third largest education system in the Asia region and the fourth largest in the world (behind only China, India and the United States).Two ministries are responsible for managing the education system, with 84 percent of schools under the Ministry.

By Pamela Radcliffe, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego The Japanese model of development has transformed not only its own economy but also that of the entire region. In the s, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea (later known as The Four Tigers) followed their Japanese counterparts through a similar developmental path, with comparable strengths and endemic.

Growth of religion is the spread of religions and the increase of religious adherents around the world. Statistics commonly measures the absolute number of adherents, the percentage of the absolute growth per year, and the growth of the number of converts in the world.

Such forecasts cannot be validated empirically and remain contentious, but are useful for comparisons. Southeast/Southeastern Asia is a region of the Asian continent that consists of countries located east of India, south of China, north of Australia, west of New Guinea, and south of China.

11 countries make up Southeast region is bordered by East Asia to the north, Bay of Bengal and South Asia to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Indian Ocean to the south.

Islam has been the dominant religion in Central Asia for nearly 1, years. For about three-quarters of the last years, Islam -- and religion in general -.

Hinduism has approximately billion adherents worldwide (15% of world's population).Nepal (%) and India (%) are countries with Hindus being the majority of their respective populations. Along with Christianity (%) and Islam (%), Hinduism is one of the three major religions of the world by percentage of population.

Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world after. To the unaccustomed eye, the medley of billion South Asians spanning across six countries may look very similar.

However, many different cultural practices, languages, and even religions make up this region. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism are some of the most widely practiced religions in South Asia.

NOTES: (1) Asia Population data are mid-year estimates. (2) Asia Internet Usage Statistics in this table are for J (3) The Facebook data are estimates for (4) CLICK on each region or country name for details for each individual location.

(5) For methology, help and definitions please see the site surfing guide. Summary. Urbanization provides South Asian countries with the potential to transform their economies to join the ranks of richer nations in both prosperity and livability, but a new World Bank report finds the region, while making strides, has struggled to make the most of the opportunity.

Education - Education - Aims and purposes of Muslim education: Islam placed a high value on education, and, as the faith spread among diverse peoples, education became an important channel through which to create a universal and cohesive social order. By the middle of the 9th century, knowledge was divided into three categories: the Islamic sciences, the philosophical and natural.

The Banking Model of Education Whether fueled by underlying Confucian principles or not, the “banking model of education,” coined by Paolo Freire, is prevalent in other cultures.

Culture can be defined by race as in the case of East Asian students or even within our own country’s educational system, in certain geographical pockets, as.

This statistic shows the number of worldwide internet users from tosorted by region. This is a list of countries by literacy figures represented are almost entirely collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on behalf of UNESCO with estimates based on people aged 15 or over who can read and write.

Where data is taken from a different source, notes are provided. The data is collated by mostly using surveys within the last ten years which are self. A) gender patterns in the region vastly favor men.

B) the region's key income sources are subject to wide price swings on world markets. C) the basically urban population demands a high level of social welfare programs. D) internal political and religious struggles prevent the population from achieving high levels of education.

Remittances to South Asia grew 12 percent to $ billion inoutpacing the 6 percent growth in The upsurge was driven by stronger economic conditions in the United States and a pick-up in oil prices, which had a positive impact on outward remittances from some GCC countries.

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