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Siska, Jan; Habib, Ahsan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
Along with the development of global consciousness, the campaign for an inclusive society is gaining momentum. An inclusive society based on social justice ensures individual rights and social welfare for each and everybody. On the contrary, the conventional disability paradigm categorizes people with many different labels which exclude people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusion, Disabilities
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
Youth literacy and life skills, especially for vulnerable youth who have left school or never received a formal education, should be a policy priority to secure the full participation of young people in society and to ensure peaceful and sustainable development. This document assesses the complex challenge of designing policy for vulnerable youth.…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Literacy
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Pisani, Lauren – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Children's reading skill development is influenced by availability of reading materials, reading habits and opportunity to read. Save the Children's Literacy Boost data have replicated this finding across numerous developing contexts. Meanwhile international large-scale reading assessments do not capture detail on current home literacy. The…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Literacy
Menefee, Trey; Bray, Mark – Online Submission, 2012
This report was produced for the 2012 Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting in Mauritius. Its main purpose is to track the historical progress and likelihood of attainment of Education For All and education-specific Millennium Development Goals while also critically reviewing the methods used to track this progress. The analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
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Ahmed, Manzoor – International Review of Education, 2011
Increasing recognition of a broadened concept of literacy challenges policy-makers and practitioners to re-define literacy operationally, develop and apply appropriate methods of assessing literacy and consider and act upon the consequent policy implications. This task is given a new urgency by the call of the Belem Framework for Action to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Lifelong Learning, Testing Programs
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Jessel, John; Kenner, Charmian; Gregory, Eve; Ruby, Mahera; Arju, Tahera – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2011
This paper investigates informal learning, literacy and language development occurring in the home through exchanges between children of three to six years of age and their grandparents in Sylheti/Bengali-speaking families of Bangladeshi origin and monolingual English-speaking families of mixed ethnicity living in east London. A survey identifying…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Informal Education, Grandparents, Monolingualism
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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Sarker, Profulla; Davey, Gareth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
Although education provision has recently improved in Bangladesh, the exclusion of children in the poorest families remains a pressing issue. Surveys in Bangladesh about school attendance have to date been confined to the dominant ethnic groups. Data are lacking for ethnic minorities such as indigenous children. To address this issue, we surveyed…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Developing Nations, Ethnic Groups, Focus Groups
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Walters, Sue – Language Learning Journal, 2007
Language learning strategy research has focused on the actions of the individual language learner and investigated the links between successful learning and the strategies that such learners use. At the same time, researchers studying beginner bilingual pupils learning English and learning to read in English in UK schools have also been interested…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Ethnography, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
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Nath, Samir Ranjan – International Review of Education, 2007
This paper aims to explore the discrepancy between self-reported and test-based literacy estimates in Bangladesh. It uses the Education Watch national literacy survey data of 2002, during which the literacy status of a nationally representative sample was identified using the two methods referred to above. The findings revealed that the literacy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Literacy
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Chatterji, Madhabi – Teachers College Record, 2005
This case study examines the applicability of 1994 standards, offered by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, to evaluations conducted in international contexts. The work is undertaken in response to an open invitation from the Joint Committee in its 1994 publication. The article addresses two purposes. First, it asks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Case Studies, Literacy
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Nath, Samir R.; Sylva, Kathy; Grimes, Janice – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Explores the positive impact of the non-formal education programme (NFPE) of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in the achievement of basic education for rural Bangladeshi children. Assesses three groups with different educational experiences: (1) children who attended BRAC's NFPE, (2) those attending formal school, and (3) children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Basic Skills, Developing Nations
Ahmed, Manzoor; Chabbott, Colette; Joshi, Arun; Pandi, Rohini; Prather, Cynthia J., Ed. – 1993
This report presents the results of a study of the Nonformal Primary Education (NFPE) program, a relatively new educational delivery system developed and implemented by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). The NFPE program is a collaboration among a non-governmental organization (NGO), international donors, and some of the most…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Comparative Education