Journalism education in Bangladesh: in search for an integrated curricula framework

Ullah, Mohammad Sahid and Akhter, Rawshon (2016) Journalism education in Bangladesh: in search for an integrated curricula framework. SEARCH: the journal of the South East Asia Research Centre for Communication and Humanities, 8 2: 48-61.

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Author Ullah, Mohammad Sahid
Akhter, Rawshon
Title Journalism education in Bangladesh: in search for an integrated curricula framework
Journal name SEARCH: the journal of the South East Asia Research Centre for Communication and Humanities
ISSN 2229-872X
Publication date 2016-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 48
End page 61
Total pages 14
Place of publication Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Publisher Taylor's University Lakeside Campus
Collection year 2017
Abstract This article is concerned with a lack of an agreed framework for the curriculum of journalism education in Bangladesh. Starting from the want of any agreement between educators and professionals, which has hindered its journalism education as a mature discipline in Western higher education, the article argues that a lack of agreed values and beliefs about the journalism profession itself still persists in Bangladesh. Examining the existing curricula, facilities and capacities at 14 different public and private universities of Bangladesh, this article focuses on the generic problems of framing a comprehensive curriculum and the challenges ahead in the corporatization of local media industry, privatization of knowledge institutions, and new media intervention by clarifying curricular differences. It also tries to help point the way forward following basic principles of journalism curricula in Bangladesh’s context. The result also comes out from 35 interviews with media management people, senior journalists and former journalism graduates working in media houses and journalism department heads. This study finds that Bangladeshi university journalism curricula and pedagogue style cannot fulfill the demand that seeks in the media houses due to the curricula’s inadequate focus on practical courses, technological inadequacies in the university and controversy over the mission and merit of university-based journalism education.
Keyword Bangladesh
Curricula framework
Journalism education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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